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Volume XLVI 
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The New Brethren Church 
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THE BRETHREN EVANGELIST 



JANUARY 2, 1924 



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Revival of Personal Evangelism — Editor, 

Time to Begin Pajifily Worship — Editor, 

Editorial Review, 

What Saves Men Erom Their Sins — Gr. W. Rench, 

The College Man and Woman — R. P. Porte, 

Then and Now — J. S. C. Spickerman, 

The Apostolic Church in Action — W. C. Benshoff, 
Jesus the Savior of the World — Z. T. Livengood, . 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 

2 Spiritual Life in the Home — Prof. J. A. Giarber, 

2 Family Worship — H. M. Oberholtzer, 

3 Editor's Notes on the Sunday School Lesson, .. 

4 White Gift Offerings— I. D. Slotter, 

4 Stewardship for Endeavorers — E. M. Riddle, . 

6 .Junior Endeavor Notes — Lois Frazier, 

7 Missions, 



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News from the Field, 13-16 



EDITORIAL 



The Revival of Personal Evangelism 



Evangelism is always a live topic in church circles, and well 
may it be, for it represents in its broad meaning, the chief purpose, 
and function of the church. But that particular phajse known as 
personal evangelism is reeciving a special awakening of interest and 
a re-evaluation. For a number of years the value of personal work 
in special evangelistic campaigns has been understood and men and 
women who were e.xpert in that kind of service have been connected 
with every evangelistic troupe. But more and more of our church 
leaders are coming to see that personal effort at soul winning will 
work not merely for the experts and during a special series of meet- 
ings, but that it is good for the common laymen of the church and . 
when there is no re\ival effort on. In many cases laymen have been 
given a vision, some intensive traiuing and a hunger for souls, then 
organized and sent out two by two, and have succeeded in bringing 
to Christ and into the church their friends and neighbors and fel- 
low-workmen in surprising numbers. They have been able to meet 
and engage in the most frank conversation on spiritual themes, men 
who are shy and mum in the presence of preachers and special work- 
ers. They have been able to learn the real problems and difficulties 
of the men out of Christ and to answer them with an understanding 
and an effect not always possible to those w'ho are evangelists by 
profession. And God has honored with much success these men as 
they have gone about empowered and infilled by the Holy Spirit. 

Br. Charles L. Goodell, secretary of the Federal Council's com- 
mission on evangelism, declares that to the laymen of the church, 
working two by two in intensive personal evongelism, is due a large 
measure of the credit for the eixtraordinary increase in church mem- 
bership during the past two years. He says: "Scores of churoheii 
report from one hundred to two hundred won to Christ in a week or 
ten days of prayerful, earnest visitation. The effectiveness of this 
work is wonderful aipon the workers themselves and in many oases 
has changed the entire atmosphere of the church and community." 

It is a hopeful sign that the value of the layman as a personal 
soul winner is coming to be recognized in a larger way than hereto- 
fore. We have been in the habit of org'anizing them for snch work 
only during special evangelistic campaigns. Why not use them at 
other times as well? Especially is there a need of it during this 
year when our ministers are praetieally all tied up in pastorates and 
it is difficult to get an evangelist. Notwithstanding the generosity 
of the churches in allowing their pastors to do evangebstic work out- 
side their own pastorates, it is doubtful if all the churches will be 
able to secure some one to conduct them a revival. Would it not 



be possible for some churches- to do their own evangelism by the 
use of their consecrated laymen? The pastor may or may not conduct 
a series of meetings, but he should give a group of laymen a brief, 
intensive course in personal work; fire them with zeal, get them to 
praying much; acquaint them with their field; then organize them 
and send them forth, even as Jesus sent his disciples forth.. Such a 
campaign would be likely to stir the community and get men and 
wom.on to "talking religion" to an extent that could not be accom 
plished with the same effort in any other way. And who can say 
how m'any demon-possessed men might be subject unto them, as they 
were to the disciples of old? 

And what a joy it would bring to the hearts of the workers; 
and what quickening of life to the church! There is no joy that 
comes to the human heart like that resulting from having been in- 
strumental in saving a priceless soul. Every pastor and professional 
soul winner knows that joy and the enrichment of life it brings. 
Such leaders should not reserve that incompaiiable blessing to them- 
selves, but should desire that every layman shall come to taste or 
the joy for 'himself. And when the membership comes to see that 
nothing compares with the work of winning immortal souls to Jesus 
Christ (except seeking to preserve them and nurture them in Christ), 
they will not count any sacrifice too great, nor deny the full measure 
of any devotion that may be needed, and who will doubt the power ■ 
and abundant life of such a church? 



A Good Time To Begin Family Worship 

We have proclaimed from this page repeatedly the importance 
of prayer to the church and the home. It is not a new nota God's 
faithful under-shephei'ds ha.ve ever understood the value of it ana 
have sought to encourage prayer and the spirit of worship on the 
part of their fellow-:disciples. And the leaders of our church have 
been persistently pressing home to the hearts of the membership the 
urgency of the duty and privilege of prayer. This means of spirit- 
ual culture and power was a vital part of our Four Year Program 
and of the Bicentenary Movement, and has been given first place 
in the new Promotion ProgTam. It is recognized that if the church 
is to h.a.\e power, it must have members whose lives ,are vitally 
spiritual and whose hearts know the language of prayer. And they 
must be given not merely to public prayer, but to that which is more 
essential, more effective and more Biblical, — prayer in the home, in 
the secret place and about the family altar. There isi scarcely a 



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more important factor in the building- of a strong church than th« 
creation and maintenance of a spiritual atmosphere in the home. 
Such an atmosphere is needed also for the bringing up of boys and 
girls in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. And the key to 
the situation is the conduct of family worship in the home, with the 
study and discussion of the Word. 

With a realization of the importance of this factor, the leaders 
of the Promotion Program have been challenging the brotherhood 
with the ideal of "A Family Altar in every Brethren home." What 
better time to erect such an altar than at the beginning of this new 
year? It is likely to be a difficult thing to do at any timCi, but at 
the season of the year when we are in the habit of turning over 
new leaves, of resolving upon new and better courses in life, it is 
likely to be found easier than at any other time. If your home has 
not been accustomed to the voice of prayer and the reading of the 
Word in the hearing of the family circle, let the head of the house 
announce to the other members. This year we are going to do things 
differently; we are going to recognize God in our home, and though 
we may have been doing it individually, we are going to do it to- 
gether from now on. If you do not get started on the first day of 
the year, begin as soon as possible, and have worship every day, if 
possible, with the entire family, at the time that fits in best with the 
family activities. 

In this issue we are beginning a department that we have had 
in mmd for two years, but until now have not been able to arrange 
for. It is a guide for the conduct of the family worship, so that 
those who may find it difficult to know just how to proceed will have 
the task made eaJsier. Moreover those who have been meeting about 
the family altar for years, may desire some new suggestions for 
their worship. It will also be an inspiration to know that all over 
the brotherhood, many homes are centering their thoughts on the 
same themes, reading the same scriptures and praying for the same 
things in the main. We are indebted to the Spiritual Life depart- 
ment of the Promotion Program for the conduct of this department, 
and Brother H. M. Oberholtzer of the Spiritual l^ife Department of 
Ohio, will have charge of the service for the first month. We hope 
our readers will make large use of this new department. It will 
serve equally as well *b a guide to the Quiet Hour, and those who 
have no homes, or are away from home, will find this a real help 
and an inspiration in their daily devotions. May the spirit of wor- 
ship prevail 'amongist us more and more, and may we thus be em- 
powered for nobler living and more effective service for our Lord 
and Master. 



EDITORIAL REVIEW 

Don't fail to notice and make use of the "Family Worship" 
department begun in this issue on page 9. 

The biggest task that any man has to do is to conquer self; ho 
who does that well will be ready for a crown. 

Brother and Sister J. A. Eemple are now located at Marianna, 
Pennsylvania, in charge of the Hi£;hland church. They find these good 
people very generous and hospitable. 

Our correspondent at Mulvane, Kansas, lets us know that the 
church at that place under the leadership of Brother Thomas E. 
Howell is still active at the Lord's work. 

If a child is encouraged to expect a reward for every errand he 
runs for his parents or friends, we may look for a man who will 
demand pay for every turn of his hand in help to a neighbor. 

Brother J. E. Eikenberry, pastor of the church at Camden, Ohio, 
reports an evangelistic campaign at his place conducted under the 
leadership of Brother J. A. Mcliiturffi of Gratis. Seven souls were 
led to Christ and into the church. 

The correspondent from the Compton Avenue church of Los 
Angeles, reports that on December 16th the Sunday school reached 
an enrollment of 250, and -that at the prayer meeting following sev- 
en pePsons were baptized into the dhurch. 

Next week we will have the pri-pilege of preisenting to our read- 
ers a description and some views of the stately new First church of 
Johnstown, a report of which was due for pubUeation this week, ex- 
cept for the lateness of the arrival of the cuts. 



The man who is always making so much fuss about the church 
would cease his whining, or at least muffle it, if he realized that the 
church's chief fault rests with him, and a multitude of other human 
beings about as weak and unworthy as he. 

He who attemts to pull aside the veil of mystery that enshrouds 
the birth of Christ only peers into deeper mystery, and aU that he 
seems to see is but the creation of his own fevered imagination. We 
have no need to understand it all; we only need to accept the Christ 
himself with the credentials he offers us as the true Son of God, the 
incarnation of Divine Love, and the revelation of the Father's pur- 
pose and plan for sinful and sinning man. 

Brother I. D. Slotter, Treasurer of the National Sunday School 
Association, makes his first report of White Giftq in this issue, and 
it is a splendid start the Sunday school has made. It would be well 
to get your reports in promptly and clear the deck for the next thing 
on the program. Every school in the brotherhood should be Sure to 
get in on this offering and thus have a part in the great work for 
missions and religious education that the Association is doing. 

Brother L. G. Wood and his energetic group of Brethren at the 
Third church of Johnstown are pressing forward. Brother Wood 
is proving his leadership in the community as well as his own con- 
gregation, and his people are co-operating with him in the discov- 
ery of the opportunities of their community. Surveys ought to be 
made occasionally in practically every community; they would often 
sui-pnse the churches with the bigness of their tasks yet unaccoior 
pUshed and thus challenge them to greater effort and courage. 

Brother J. A. Mclnturff reports his six years' pastorate at 
Goshen, which he closed last summer to take up the work at Gratis, 
Ohio. He proved himself equal to the task of directing the work of 
that prominent and -aggressive church and accomplished a splendid 
piece of work while there ,and left with many friends. Brother H. 
F. Stuckman has succeeded to the pastorate of the Goshen church. 
At Gratis, Brother Mclnturff informs us that the people have gotten 
together unitedly about him and that they are ready to press for- 
ward and are optimistic. 

Brother G. F. Yoder and family arrived in Ashland the second 
day after Christmas, having spent Christmas day in Philadelphia 
with Brother Paul Miller. All are enjoying splendid health. Mrs. 
Yoder 's sight has not recovered, though she can see sufficiently to 
get around in a room with which she is familiar. Notwithstanding 
that Brother Yoder just closed a four months' evangelistic tour of 
the mission 'stations, speaking twice a day and doing much personal 
work, he never appeared to be in better physical trim. They hasten- 
ed on to Fulls City, Nebraska, where the children will be in school. 

We are permitted to give a view of the beautiful new church at 
La Verne, California on the front page this week. It was built at 
a total co&t of about $20,000, including donated labor and salvaged 
material from the old building. Judging from the picture and 
description, it would seem to be a worthy example of economy and 
efficiency. A more commodious and substantial structure can hardly 
be found in the brotherhood for the outlay of money. Brother Herb- 
ert L. Tay is the efficient pastor of this church. He is now on a 
trip for study in the Holy Land, an opportunity made possible 
through a scholarship granted him because of the excellent record he 
made in seminary. 

Dr. Shively's financial report shows that the churches are be- 
coming really interested in the welfare of the college. For when 
churches find it impossible to co-operate in the Educational Day 
offering at the time set, as some of our churches evidently did, but 
are unwilling to leave their part go undone even when the agitation 
is past and it would be easy to let the matter slip, it is clear that 
they are really in earnest. And the good spirit they demonstrate -will 
more than atone for the lateness of their offering. Besides some of 
these churches reporting are making additional offerings, and that 
speaks still more eloquently of their loyalty. North Manchester 
deserves the credit of making the largest contributioi. It is loyalty 
like this that has made possible the improvement that enables Presi- 
dent Jacobs to hope for an increased rating of our college soon, as 
he suggests in his notes. 



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THE BRETHBEN EVANGELIST 



JANUARY 2, 1924 



GENERAL ARTICLES 



What Saves Men From Their Sins 

By G. W. Rench, D.D. 



I mean, what saves man from original sins? for there 
is a vast difference in the method of God in deaKng with 
man's Adamic sias, and the sins he commits after he is a 
Christian. In seeking the remission of original sin the fair 
Name of Jesus is involved, for man has never confessed him, 
neither obeyed him. In seeldng forgiveness of sins after 
he has honored his Lord, and thus become a Christian, does 
not involve these same conditions. After he is a Christain 
he has "an advocate with the Father," and confession of 
sin to his fellow men, and prayer for forgiveness, is his rem- 
edy. Original, Adamic sin, is quite another thing. 

I wonder why Bible teachers and ministers are failing 
to make this distinction clear, a distinction as vital as par- 
don itself? It would be unfair to intimate that they do not 
know their New Testament right here. But something is 
wrong, as sure as we Live. Men, parrot like, can quote 2 
Timothy 2 :lo with as much satisfaction as though that was 
all it was there for, but to make the use of it that Paul had 
in mind, is quite another matter. As a matter of fact, in 
many a meeting and Bible class, saint and sinner is run 
through the same hopper as though their cases were pre- 
cisely alike, and that God dealt with "aliens and foreign- 
ers" just as he deals with "sinful saints." Instead of ig- 
norance of God 's plain directions, may it not be dtie to that 
careless indifference so prevalent in this day, that says, 
"What's the difference, just so you are sincere." "There 
is good in all religions." Yes, it was too bad that Elijah 
interfered with the religion of the prophets of _ Baal, for 
they were certainly sincere ; but he chopped their heads off, 
and you know why he did so. 

"What saves men from their sins?" "Why," you say, 
"that is plain." Yes, it ought to be plain. But is it? And 



I hear a great chorus fairly shout, "Jesus Christ saves from 
sin." All right. Is it Jesus Christ without a plan? Is it 
Jesus Christ without his word? Is it Jesus Christ of the 
Unitarians? Is it Jesus Christ of Mrs. Maiy Baker Eddy? 
Is it the Jesus Christ without miracle? Is it Jesus Christ 
under the law, or Jesus Christ after the resurrection? Is it 
the Jesus who kept the Passover, or is it the Christ who be- 
came ' ' our Passover, ' ' as Paul puts it. Is it Jesus Christ of 
the gospel, or is it the Jesus Christ without the gospel? Most 
men will adinit there is some difference which Jesus is 
meant, even if they do not "earnestly contend for the 
faith." If it is Jesus Christ of the gospel, then it is the 
Jesus born of a virgin, and who rose from the dead. 

There are a lot of things mentioned in the Scriptures 
whieE carries -with them the promise of "shall be saved." 
What are they there for? Certainly for our enlightenment. 
For our mutual benefit suppose you take a sheet of paper, 
and with the help of your Bible concordance write out such 
passages as John 6 :47, Mark 16 :16, Acts 2 :38, Romans 5 :1, 
Romans 1:16, every one that has "shall be saved" in any 
way connected with it. Now, Jesus, or the Holy Spirit 
(through the Apostles) is the author of every one of them. 
These passages are there. What are we going to do about 
it? Are we going to select one of them, and hold it up be- 
fore a sin-cursed world and say "This is it; this saves?" 
Now, are we? Did not the Lord, and the Holy Spirit, tell 
the truth when they predicated "shall be saved" of many 
other things? If you are going to pick out one of these as 
procuring salvation within itself, which one will you select, 
and why that one? 

South Bend, Indiana. 

(To be continued) 



The College Man and Woman and the Call for Christian Workers 

By R. F. Porte 

(^Address delivered before College Students and Ohio Conference at Ashland, October 18, 

Published in Ttuo Parts,. Parti) 



One of our own college teachers made this statement to 
a group of college people, "The need of the world is the 
call of the world." The truth of this statement becomes 
quale apparent in the light of the Jericho road incident 
related by Jesus. The two religionists passing on the other 
side of the road, only giving the wounded man a passing 
glance, has received the disapproval of every person Avho 
knows the example of Christ. The axiom derived from the 
parable of the Good Samaritan is that the religion of Christ 
leads us to care for the needy. Anything less than that 
cannot meet the test of the Christ-life. A devout man 
prayed during a revival meeting that God would touch a 
certain man with his finger. In a later moment of reflec- 
tion and meditation the answer came to this good man, 
"You are the finger of God." There would be no just 
grounds for condemning the priest and the Levite passing 
by a wounded man without an offer of help, if people must 
be pushed into service for God and humanity. God saw 
the sin of the world and he made provision for saving the 
world. God's eliildren when filled with divine light will 
see the need of the world and' will respond. 

True education is enlightenment and lays upon its pos- 
sessor a grave responsibility to "tune in" with the world's 



call for help. It is possible that the world does not know 
the right source of help for its need. I am sure that God 
who created this world ought to know how to manage the 
world he made. I am also sure that men and women who 
co-operate with God ought to be better fitted to help solve 
the difficulties before the human race. In all our religious 
endeavors Ave should confront ourselves with the great 
problem of how to "fill the hungry soul with goodness." 
The college man or woman who comes from college with 
enlightenment upon religious, social, and poUtieal affairs and 
hides this light, is just as heartless as the priest and Levite. 

Some persons are ignorant of the best ways of living 
and others are indifferent and between the two there is 
practically no difference. The college man or woman should 
realize the possibilities of his or her training and come be- 
fore the world with a desire to help solve the problems of 
the world or at least to point the way of life to dying men. 
and women. 

People who think are in a position to help shape the 
destiny of this present generation. CoUege men and women 
should train themselves to be original thinkers. Those who 
think for themselves will become leaders. The world needs 
leaders. The popularity of our late statesman, Theodore 



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Roosevelt, lay in the fact that Mr. Roosevelt was known as 
a man with original ideas of government. That is the secret 
of the outstanding greatness of every man or Avoman. Tke 
person who thinks after others cannot be a leader and hence 
is only in that innumerable throng which Avends its way 
into oblivion The college man or Avoman witnesses the 
learning of the ages passing in review before him during 
their college days. God has marked the history of man 
since Aadam with his providences. There is no such thing 
as fate in the great movements of men and nations. The 
utterances of great men in their own day have prophesied 
the destinies of their people. These mastei-pieces of litera- 
ture both ancient and modern have helped to blaze the trail 
of humanity. The future of the people now living will 
largely be determined by the kmd of men and wom«n who 
fit themselves to master the situation. There is no royal 
road to leadership. It's open to those who are worthy. 

The position of college people as leaders in the pulpit, 
the school, or legislative hall is a position Avhich should be 
characterized by religious and social soundness. The lead- 
ership that folloAvs an opinion without any reference to its 
general significance upon the group as a whole will eventu- 
ally end in disaster. The analysis of our great people, be- 
loved by all, will show that their endeavors have conformed 
to universal blessing rather than to the blessing of a par- 
ticular class. "Why should not our educated Christian men 
and women help to teach the world that religious, social, 
and political'laws are not made for a certain few, and the 
favored ones may ignore them; but that humanity as a 
whole is under these laws. God controls the heavenly bod- 
ies and they do his will but man, a world in himself, dares 
to attempt a violation of his orbit and ends in rain. The 
world situation today presents a gigantic need. Poor, sick, 
blind, dying humanity is grouping for an exit from its sin- 
prison. We have tried the theories of many great people 
but the world has not yet given a fair trial to the way of 
Christ. Science has done wonderful tilings in its field of 
knowing the material Avorld all because scientists accept 
certain laws and formulas as being true. If any scientist 
finds he is wrong, he makes his announcement and others 
test out his findings and the law or formula is discarded; 
but not until it is found to be untrue or inaccurate. The 
religious and social need of the Avorld ought to lead us to 
accept the principles given us by God and follow them as 
closely as we are able. The college should be the place 
where men and women will seek to build and fortify their 
lives upon the bed-rock of truth. As long as Ave believe in 
God we may rest assured that back of our perplexities and 
problems there is surety and safety if we seek it. 

The conditions of our Avorld demand of us the best 
manhood and womanhood. The aristocracy of today is com- 
posed of those who seek to become better than they are. 
Robert BrOAvning expresses it: 

"What I aspired to be, 

And was not comforts me : 
A brute I might have been, but Avould not sink i' the scale." 

Our Theodore Roosevelt and Roger Babson Avere both 
afflicted with physical Aveakness but lived to help and bless 
the Avorld with their service. These characters with many 
others challenge from us our best physically, mentally, and 
spiritually. One of the saddest experiences in the Avork of 
the pastorate is to be a Avitness to the waste of life in Avrong 
doing. People with the knoAvledge of right and goodness 
will Avager their life to Avin som.e material thing. Jesus told 
the Samaritan woman that he Avould give her to drink of 
the water of life which would give everlasting gratification. 
The opportunity of drinking at Avisdom 's fountain is a priv- 
ilege that is A*orth much and not afforded to all. It is an 
opportunity to you to carry something to the hungry and 
thirsty multitudes drinking at fountains which cannot sat- 
isfy. Lives are being daily Avrecked because of excesses 
and sins. I would like to think of the modern college man 



and woman as being God's type of a perfect physical being, 
trained mentally, trained physically, and trained spiritually. 

When the college man and woman go out into life 
they face a prejudice or a reserved attitude on the part of 
the untrained multitude tOAvard the external evidences of a 
scholastic maturity. The college degree is a joke to the 
man of the street and a question mark to the self-made 
man. The people Avho never have been in college Avant to 
knoAV what you can do and AA'hat you are able to withstand. 
Perliaps you may pass criticism as to your physical poAvers 
but Avhat of your intellectual and religious life? A college 
man or woman should be careful of their physical life, in 
other Avords be able to control their habits. In the next 
place a college man or woman should be intellectually 
sound and grounded in his religious faith. The method of 
ridiculing the things you do not believe in or approve is a 
very AA^eak and crude way of disposing of them. Walldng 
on thin ice. is a foolish and perhaps dangerous occupation. 
The character of a college man or Avoman should be thought- 
ful and reverent toward the great tenents of the Christian 
religion because great men and great women have believed 
them and lived them and the Word of God sets them forth 
as being trae. It is the necessary duty of an educated per- 
son seeking to become a leader among the people to hold 
up truth and overcome error with right. The confidence of 
the Avorld in our leadership will come with the evidence of 
our ability to hitch on to the Avorld's burdens and help them 
along. 

The college man and Avomen should come before the 
AA'orld Avith convictions. Theories come up in the course of 
investigations but should be secret to those who possess 
them. The house that Aveathers the storm is the house 
built upon a good foundation and made of good material. 
Tents are only for temporary residence. Theories are like 
tents only to be used temporai'ily but the house of life must 
be built out of facts. It is related of the southern editor, 
liemy Grady, that in the stream of busy life he felt the 
need of spiritual help and returned to the parental home 
and his old fashioned mother. Life does not consist in the 
abundance of degr'ees and medals a man or Avoman pos- 
sesses but in something that may be possessed by Christian 
fathers and mothers who never had our privileges of col- 
lege and yet lived a life worth-while. The greater currents 
of life are deep and still. They do not consist in the boast 
heraldry or the pomp of poAver Avhich the Avorld may 
confer and then take away again. The quiet decisions peo- 
ple make within their oAvn lives shape the course and des- 
tiny of their life. The college man and Avoman is being 
moulded and fashioned during their days of training for 
what they Avill be in later life to a great extent. It is a 
sad mistake to be flippant Avith truth and especially relig- 
ious truth. Our college men and women have many times 
lost their grip upon the masses because they have been like 
the ancient Greeks, too anxious to tell or hear something 
neAv Avhile the old accepted truths which need our emphasis 
have been too frequently discarded Convictions are foimd- 
ation stones. The college man or Avoman should be Avilling 
to change their convictions only Avhen they are found to be 
inaccurate and a hindrance to progress. Never should edu- 
cated people be like tFe old gentleman AA^ho said he Avould 
vote the Democratic ticket if the Devil Avas at the head of 
it. The mariner's compass and the railroad conductor's 
Avatch' both must ran true, so must the lives of truly en- 
lightened people run trae to that Life which Imew no sin, 
neither was guile found in it. 

(To be continued) 



THE CALL TODAY 

God Uroke the joints of the Avorld in the great Avar and 
he is calluig to his people to speak the word of healing for 
the nations today. No day has ever knoAvn such a challenge 
to service as is ours. Will we falter now when he is calling ? 

F. Love. 



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Then and Now 

By J. S. C. Spickerman 



We are told that the reason the apostles confined their 
efforts to the winning of individlials, instead of starting a 
program of political and social reform, was that they ex- 
pected Christ to return in a short time, and therefore such 
reforms would not be needed. Again, they say that it was 
because of Paul's teaching in 1 Thessalonians concerning 
Christ's second coming that some of the Thessalonians 
"worked not at all." Yet Paul in his second letter took back 
nothing that he had said in his first; instead, he reminded 
them of what he had said when he was with them (1 Thes- 
salonians 4:11, 12; 2 Thessalonians 3:10-13). Are the lazy 
church members, who want to live on the charity of the dil- 
igent ones, all pre-millennialists ? I have even heard it said 
that the apostles taught their converts that they need not 
work, since Christ would return soon and make it unnec- 
essary. (Find this teaching, if you can, in their epistles, or 
the recorded sermons, or parts of sermons). This whole 
propaganda is so evidently a frame-up to discredit the plain 
teaeliings of the Bible on Christ 's second coming that I won- 
der how any Christian can be deceived by it. 

Again, we are told that the reason the disciples, just 
after Pentecost continued day by day with one accord in 
the temple, instead of working at their trades, was that they 
expected that Jesus would return soon. But those disciples 
were under the direct guidance of the Holy Spirit, if any- 
body ever Avas (See Acts 2:4! 4:31). If they were subject 
to a delusion, the Holy Spirit must have been the author of 
that delusion. (This argument will probably not appeal to 
those who speak of the Holy Spirit as "it," and speak of 
having a greater or less quantity of "it," whatever they 
conceive "it" to be). The Spirit evidently intended that, 
for the time being, they should give all their time to prayer 
and evangelism, living on the resources at hand, and trust- 
ing God for future needs. The results vindicated the plan 
(Acts 2:47; 5:14, 16, 28; 6:7). The zeal and faith which 
they showed would do much toward winning men for Christ 
today ; the method — eschewing of secular Avork by the Avhole 
membership — is no longer necessary or expedient. 

But Avhy did not the apostles launch a reform program? 
Would they or could they have done so if they had knoAvn 
that it would be hundreds of years before Jesus Avould re- 
turn? 

Political reform Avas. out of their reach. The most of 
the Christians Avere not Roman citizens; besides, citizenship 
did not carry Avith it the political poAver that citizenship in 
a modern republic does. The Roman government AA'hile still 
keeping up some of the forms of a republic, had become to 
all intents and purposes a monarchy. The emperor Avas 
chosen for life, and had all the poAver of a king ; Avas called 
a king by his non-Roman subjects (John 19:15; 1 Peter 2: 
13, 17). The Christians had but little Avealth. What tliey- 
had to spare Avas needed for the persecuted JeAvish Chris- 
tians in Judea ; so they could not establish such educational 
and benevolent institutions as Ave noAv have. But they could 
and did Avitness for Christ, and win men to him; and they 
in turn won others; and in time the multiplied Christian 
lives had their effect on society. The effect Avould have 
been greater if the church had' kept to CSirist's program 
of evangelism. Instead, it fornlcd alliances Avith the world's 
gOAremments, and Avhole nations became nominally Chris- 
tian at the command of king or emperor. The Christian 
standard of life had to be loAvered to accommodate that un- 
conA'crted mass. Evangelism seemed no longer necessary 
AA'hen the Avhole nation was "Christian." 

SlaA'ery Avas common in the Roman empire at that time, 
but the apostles did not start any anti-slavery agitation. 
Instead, they exhorted Christian slaves to be faithful and 
obedient to their masters. On the other hand, they taught 
Christian masters to render to their slaves that AA'hich Avas 
just and equal. When men had had time to reason that and 



the central teachings of the Ncav Testament to their legit- 
imate conclusion, it means emancipation. Meanwhile, the 
faithfulness of the Christian slaves and the forbearance of 
Christian masters recommended their religion; a move for 
general emancipation would have hinde^red the Gospel. 

The prison system of that day was abominable, as 
many of the disciples lai«AV by experience; but it would 
have been a waste of time for them to agitate prison reform. 
But Paul and Silas led one jailer to Christ, and he at once 
began treating prisoners humanely. 

Fornication Avas shockingly common, but the apostles 
did not try to bring about a AA^hite slave laAv, or have the 
dives closed. What good would it have done, Avhen the rul- 
ers themselves Avere addicted to this vice, and thought it as 
necessary as food? They began at the right place, niaklng 
disciples, and teaching them to live pure lives. 

Since then, Cliristianity has Avorked great changes. 
Christ's disciples are numbered by millions, and their 
Avealth by billions. Autocratic goA^emments have giA^en 
place to republics and constitutional monarchies. Christians 
■and those Avho have been influenced by them are a majority 
on many public questions. They have accomplished several 
great reforms, and begun others. The invention of the prim- 
ing press and the discoveries of science have made general 
education possible. Single counties noAv have more wealth 
OAvned by Christians than all the Christians in the world 
OAvned in New Testament times. This enables us to build 
great institutions for the physical, mental, social, and moral 
Avell-being of mankind, such as the disciples of that day 
probably never dreamed of. These added opportunities for 
sei'vice brmg with them a great responsibility for their use. 
To Avhom much is given, of him shall much be required. 

Nevertheless, Ave need to put the emphasis where the 
apostles put it — on the conversion of individuals. First, be- 
cause Jesus commanded us to make disciples. Second, for 
their oaati good. Without Christ, they are lost sinners, dead 
in trespasses and sins, Avith the Avrath of God abiding upon 
them. Third, for the good of society, because the reforms 
that society needs depend on the efforts of regenerate men 
and Avomen. To try to make men Christian by culture and 
improved environment is putting the trailer before the 
truck. 

The greatest piece of reform Avork in recent years Avas 
the prohibition of the liquor traffic; but it has not been the 
success that Ave had hoped, because too many men are not 
righteous at heart. 

Spanish America needs honest governments, general 
education, sanitation^ and suppression of drink, gambling, 
and prostitution. Before these things can be brought about, 
a larger number of the people there must have Christian 
ideals. 

Wliat shall Ave do for the natives of French Equatorial 
Africa? Give them a university? Build them modern houses, 
more comfortable and sanitary than the huts AA'-here they 
noAv liAre? Get the French government to pass laAvs against 
polygamy, sorcery, etc.? We must give them the gospel 
first; then it Avill bear the same fruit in their lives, and in 
society, Avhich is made up of individuals, that it has borne 
in other heathen communities. 

Let us foUoAv Christ's program, teach AA^hat he taught, 
and do Avhat he commanded; then, Avbether he comes soon 
or tarries long, our labor Avill not be in vain in the Lord. 

Maryville, Missouri 



BE YE SEPARATE 

For the most part, the followers of the Lord Jesus 
Christ are satisfied Avith a life so conformed to the world, 
and so like it in almost every respect, that, to a casual ob- 
server, no difference is discernible. — Hannah Whitall Smith. 



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THE BRETHREN PULPIT 



The Apostolic Church in Action 

By W. C. Benshoff 

Scripture: Acts 2:1-8. 



No one can give a thoughtful reading to the book of 
Acts Avithout being impressed' with the fact that the Chris- 
tian church during the first century experienced a rapid 
growth. Geographically — the church spread over Judea^ 
Samaria, over Asia, and into Europe ; its influence was felt 
in all the chief cities from Jerusalem, the city of the chosen 
people, to Rome the capital of the world empire. Numeric- 
ally the number of the company of believers increased from 
one hundred and twenty to many thousands. This phe- 
nomenal growth was realized in the face of strong oppo- 
sition. Satan had met with defeat in his combat with 
Christ. After the ascension, the enemy sought to destroy 
the works of the Lord through the persecution of his follow- 
ers. But God is faithful who has promised, and the apostles 
were true to their trust. There is a secret to this wonderful 
growth and achievement. It is a profitable study for pres- 
ent day Christians. It is profitable to study those who have 
succeeded in any line. 

The point needs to be strongly emphasized that the 
work of the Christian church is the most important, the big- 
gest work of the present. The church is worthy of our best 
effort. Millions have never heard of Christ. It is the busi- 
ness of the church to give to these the gospel. "Go ye into 
all the world and make disciples of all the nations." 

But is the church experiencing a growth today in keep- 
ing with her growth during the first century? Is it claiming 
new territory for Christ in proportion to its intellectual and 
material efficiency, in proportion to its opportunity as it 
did during the days of the apostles 1 True, the church is ac- 
complishing mucli. Its influence for tlie spiritual and moral 
uplift of humanity is apparent. Wherever the gospel is 
being preached there is to be found nursing for the ill ; mer- 
cy, love and compassion for the poor; and salvation for 
the lost. But in the face of all this, the growth of the 
church today does not compare with that of the first century. 
Consider the intellectual and financial strength of the church 
of the present day. The body of believers as a whole were 
never better schooled than at the present; the bulk of the 
wealth of this and other lands is to be found in the hands 
of men of the church. BUT HAS THE CHURCH THE 
POWER TO MOVE THE WORLD FOR GOD? Thomas 
Aquinas was once iir the- presence of the Pope when he was 
counting a large pile of gold. ' ' Thomas, ' ' said the Pope, 
' ' The church can no longer say ' Silver and gold have I 
none'!" to which Thomas replied: "No, nor can she longer 
say, ' In the name of Jesus of Nazaretk rise up and walk. ' ' ' 

We hear much today about modern methods, we need 
to hear more about primitive practice; we hear much about 
organization, we need to hear more about absolute surren^ 
der. Results are to be obtained not so much through the 
whirr of machinery as through the operation of the Spirit. 
There needs to be a returning to the first principles of dis- 
cipleship. 

The followers of Christ acted in obedience to the com- 
mand to tarry in Jerusalem for the baptism of the Spirit. 
Note what they might have done after the ascension. They 
might have gone into Jerusalem and begun preaching Jesus 
as the Messiah. And while this is to be their mission, they 
are not yet ready. These disciples need to be purged. Sel- 
fishness rules their hearts. They have been disputing as to 
who is to be the greatest. They have yet to learn that he 
who would be greatest must be the servant. Further, they 
need to be empowered. They are but men, and man inde- 



pendent of God is helpless in the successful preaching of the 
gospel. 

These apostles are to begin the most difficult task ever 
undertaken by mortal man, that of making disciples of all 
the nations. Man through his skill and genius can accom- 
plish much in the material world, but to do the work of the 
church, he must be filled with the Spirit. There is a ten- 
dency to rush into the work of the church independent of 
Divine power. Dr. S. D. Gordon points out three essentials 
to the Christian life, "The secret life of prayer, the de- 
votional life of Bible study and the active life of service." 
The last is most generally enga;|ed in by followers of Christ. 
Many people work in the church who spend but little time 
in the study of the Word and in prayer. And it is often the 
case that much of our service accomplishes but little in rela- 
tion to the great work to be done, largely because it has not 
been preceded by the other two. To tarry, to wait in the 
presence of God means the searching of hearts, confession of 
sins, adjusting of differences; it means the enlarging of the 
vision, the gaining of a truer conception of the mission of 
the church. "These apostles were not endued with power 
from on high, until they were fully imbued with the sense 
of their commission. ' ' 

Note, they were all there. This prayer meeting was the 
big event. More important than business, than the lodge, 
than the meeting of the board of directors. Further, they 
were of one accord. ' ' The place is nothing but the accord is 
everything." Perhaps they were not of one accord at the 
beginning of this week of prayer. But in waiting upon God 
each became harmonized with the Divine nature and thus 
with each other. It was upon this collective, harmonious, 
Avaiting, praying body that the Spirit came with great pow- 
er. "No man can do a great and enduring work for God 
who is not a man of prayer, and no man can be a man of 
prayer who does not give much time to praying" (E. M. 
Bounds). 

Under the. power of the Spirit these disciples began to 
speak. They were not hindered by timidity or fear. They 
had had an inner experience and it must find expression. 
Many a believer has lost much of the grace of God out of 
his heart because he failed to give expression to the things 
lie felt under the touch of the Spirit. These men had a con- 
viction that Jesus was the promised Messiah, others must be 
led to believe. They all began to speak. How different 
from the modern prayer meeting. The prayer meeting of to- 
day differs but little from the preaching service in the num- 
ber participating. The preacher in his teaching and lectur- 
ing occupies the entire time and the laity is satisfied that he 
should do so. This speaking was not a mere jargon or 
babble. They spake as the Spirit gave them utterance; in- 
telligently, understandingly, effectively. A believer's testi- 
mony can be effective only as it is prompted by the Spirit. 
The matter of meeting for prayer was not abandoned on the 
day of Pentecost, but, "They continued steadfastly in the 
apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread 
and in prayers." Acts 2:42. 

These followers of Christ made a full and complete sur- 
render of themselves with all they possessed to the Lora. 
The test of a believer's sincerity is determined by his wil- 
lingness to sacrifice and his readiness to give. They gave 
their possessions. Acts 4:32-35. Money in the hands of a 
Christian is a determining factor. Christ still sits over 
against the treasury and watches how men contribute. These 
disciples gave themselves. They regarded the Christian life 



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what it truly is, a warfare, a struggle, a conflict. And no 
men have ever given themselves more freely for the cause of 
truth than did these. They feared not persecution, not even 
death; the only thing they feared was that they might fail 
in the preaching of the gospel. All this they were enabled 
to do, because they were men of CONVICTION. 

The theme of the preaching of these early disciples has 
a vital relation with the phenomenal success. Does it make 
any difference what a man preaches? It did with them. 
They held themselves rigidly to one theme and that was, 
"Jesus Christ and him crucified." Note just a few in- 
stances. Peter on the day of Pentecost; "Therefore let all 
the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that 
same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ." 
2:36; Read also 3:13-16; 4:10-12; 10:34-43. Stephen said, 
"Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted! 
and they have slain them which shewed before the coming 
of the Just One: of whom ye have been now the betrayers 
and murderers." 7:52. Philip, "Then Philip opened his 
mouth and began at the same scripture, and preached unto 
him Jesus." 8:53. Paul, "And straightway he preached 
Christ in the synagogues, that he is the Son of God." Also, 
9:29; 13:23. 

Yes, they preached Jesus. They preached Jesus the 
resurrection from the dead. Read, 4:2; 4 :33 ; 5 :30 ; 10 :40 ; 
13 :30, 37. Tliey preached that men must repent as recorded 
in 2 :38 ; 3 :19 and elsewhere. It cost these men something, 
yea much, to preach Jesus. They were persecuted, stoned, 
imprisoned, martyred. But these men were faithful and God 
blessed the preaching of the Word to the spread of the gos- 
pel and to the conversion of thousands. Similar results can 
be obtained through a similar practice. The church of the 
present day needs to wait before God and hear anew the 
Divine commission to save the world. 

Berlin, Pennsylvania. 



Jesus The Saviour of The World 

By Z. T. Livengood 

At the earnest request of the editor of The Evangelist 
I am writing this article. He desired a sermon. I am not 
sure Avhat you may call it. It will make no difference. 

The theme I have chosen is very dear to my soul. It is 
very comprehensive, — Jesus The Savior. Volumes upon 
volumes have been written by the ablest scholars of the civ- 
ilized world upon this subject, and still the new volumes 
continue to come from the press of the leai'ned world. After 
yeai-s of study and investigation the great subject of Salva- 
tion is new and remarkably interesting. It is said by some 
that the novice and unedticated person selects the most dif- 
ficult and complex theme. 

The very first hint that we see in the Bible about this 
wonderful personality, Jesus, we have the thought of Sal- . 
vation. "The heel of the woman shall bruise the serpent's 
head," and all through the stories, laws, songs, poetry and 
prophecy he is presented in the costume of a Savior. When^ 
the angel announced his birth, his name was to be "Jesus," 
because he was to "save his people from their sins" (Matt. 
1:21). There is at present, and there has always been a 
wide difference of opinion as to the meaning of salvatiotti 
and a Savior. Let us consider carefully the life and teach- 
ings of Jesus, this Savior, while here on earth. He saved 
blind men and lame persons ; he saved great multitudes of 
persons from all kinds of diseases. He drove evil spirits, evil 
natures, out of many men and Avomen, even out of one 
woman who seemed to have seven evil spirits in her. Jesus 
cleaned her up and wonderfully and completely saved her. 
He took the ignorant and taught them about this great Sal- 
vation and saved many. He took the wise and selfish and 
conceited and taught them the true and real and only Sal- 
vation, by giving himself to them. 

Jesus everywhere taught this salvation by his words. 
In the Temple with the doctors and lawyers when he was 



but twelve years old he talked about it, and later in his 
home at Nazareth he proclaimed this Gospel of Salvation 
from a boat at the Sea of Galilee and on the slope of the 
mountain to the hungry multitude. He went up on the 
mount and taught his disciples the amazing doctrines of the 
Gospel of the Kingdom. He went out to great dinners and 
there he taught the same wonderful doctrine of Salvation. 
He proclaimed it to husbands and wives, to lawyers, mer- 
chants and high officials, in low and high places. He 
preached it to the dying, to the sad and sorrowful to the 
hopeless and "down and outs." He appealed to men's 
conscience, to their inteUiig'ence, to their wills, their emo- 
tions, their affections, their passions, in fact he appealed to 
man's very soul in behalf of the Salvation that really saves. 

Jesus lived the Savior life while walking among the 
people, while he was preaching, while he was suffering on 
the cross, in his death, in the resurrection, in the resurrected 
life, and in his ascension. Everywhere he demonstrated his 
Saviorhood even as he was sent to be. For the Father 
' ' sent him into the world not to condemn the world but that 
the world might be saved. ' ' 

Jesus is the only real and complete Savior. I think he 
can both save us from our sins, and from the stain of sin. 
Some persons think that Jesus can not take away the stain 
or marks of sin ; I believe he can. One or even two applica- 
tions of the blood' of Jesus may not be able to remove the 
stain, but a repeated application performed under the di- 
rections of the Holy Spirit will eventually wash it as white 
as snoM^ 

The great reason why our sins are not taken away, is 
because we do not fully believe the Great Physician and 
then we so often do not take the remedies. 

It is a wonderfully great and good thing to be saved by 
Jesus and his Word. The world, it seems to me, is begin- 
ning to, at least partially, realize the need of this salva- 
tion. The world in business is also beginning to realize that 
real Christianity and good business can mix. It is said that 
President Coolidge and his entire cabinet, with one excep- 
tion, are Christians. It is also stated in the sam.e paper that 
the heads of many of the largest business concerns are 
Christians, — such as the Standard Oil Company, Pennsyl- 
vania Railroad, United States Steel Company, International 
Harvester Company, and of course the United States Gov- 
ernment ? 

The plan of Salvation may be accepted by all who Avill, 
— the lowly and simple, the learned and mature, the rich 
and poor, the seiwant and master. This Savior is like a 
rlich treasure hid in a field, Uke a precious jcAvel, a great 
inheritance, a crown of glory, a joy luispeakable. 

Lanark, Illinois. 



Spiritual Life In The Home 

By J. A. Garber, Director 

Prominent, among the emphases of the Spiritual Life 
Department of our new Promotion Program, is the empha- 
sis upon home religion. This particular stress-point has 
been expressed thus: A family altar in every home. Moi-e 
comprehensively stated, that means: a wholesome religious 
spfirit g-enerated. and cultivated in family fellowship and 
devotion and permeating' and sanctifying- a,ll family rela- 
tionships and practices. 

The need of home religion is patent and urgent to all 
students of human life. Biologists and sociologists, unless 
prejudiced against religion, know that the bio-social war- 
rant for marriage must be complemented with the sanction 
and support of religion. Psychologists and educators are 
keenly aware of the charactergiving influence of parents 
and elders upon the life of the developing child. He, the 
immature, constantly takes his patterns and ideals of life 
from the acts and words, examples and precepts of maturer 
companions. If these persons be not religious in character 
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in the social matrix of irreligion, which is no religion at all. 
Moreover, adults can scarcely share the delicate intimacies 
of home life with reverential regard for personality and 
sacrificial concern for mutual well-being without the re- 
straining and guiding hand of religion. Nor can they easily 
learn to live thus in the ever-widening social relationships 
until they have learned so to live in the primary unit, the 
family. 'Religiously conceived and conducted the family 
becomes the elemental kingdom of God, in which all its 
members learn to love and serve their Eternal Father ana 
brother men. 

Convictions like these, born of and bourne in upon us 
by experience and the Scriptures, have brought to the fore 
the family as a fact and factor in education in general ana 
religious education in particular. Witness the numei'ous 
parent-teacher associations and allied efforts to secure closer 
co-operation between home and school. Paralleling this 
movement is the awakening of the churches to a conscious- 
ness of their responsibility for the stimulation and cultiva- 
tion of a wholesome home religion. Seeking to discharge 
this obligation, first for the sake of the home itself and, 
second, because of the unmatched service which it can ren- 
der the school, church and society, the churches in some in- 
stances, have urged the restoration of the family altar which 
has fallen into disuse in our crowded and hurried day. 
Accordingly family altar leagues have been organized and 
magazines published. Questioning the possibility of effec- 
tually restoring the old-time family altar, others have en- 
deavored, and are endeavoring, to give the religious motive 
^nd mind to the home by exalting the marriage relation, by 
educating young people for parenthood and by encourag- 
ing husband and wife, parents and children, mastei's and 
servants to live together reverentially, regardfully and help- 
fully. Such conceptions and attitudes tend strongly to 
spiritualize the atmosphere, temper, conversation and con- 
duct of the family. -For such a family worship is not only 
necessary but inevitable. Out of tlie abundance of heart-ap- 
preciation of his abiding Presence the mouth si^eaks to God. 

Looking toward the accomplishm'ent of these high and 
holy purposes, church schools are instructing their young 
people about sex and marriage relations and their older 
young people and adults about parenthood and the nurture 
of childhood, and are stimulating and cultivating religion 
in the home. For such study in private or in classes var- 
ious books have been published. The following are typical : 
' ' The Home God Meant, ' ' Luccock ; ' ' How to Conduct Fam- 
ily Worship," Robinson; "Day After Day," Chapman 
(Westminster Press) ; "Religious Edtication in the Fam- 
ily," Cope (University of Chicago Press) ; "Parenthood and 
Child Nurture," Baker; "Religious Training in the School 
and Home," Sneath; (Macmillan) ; "The Mother Teacher 
of Religion," Betts; "Home Lessons in Religion," Stagg 
(Abingdon Press); "Child Nature and Child Nurture," 
St. John; "The Training of Children in the Christian Fam- 
ily," Neigle' (Pilgi'lni Press). Several of these should be in 
each family. Church schools should have most of tliem for 
use in a circulating library among its families. 

To keep this department constantly before our people 
and to link the program up with The Brethren Evangelist, 
the T^ditor and the writer have arranged to present weekly 
suggestions for Family Worship and the Quiet Hour. The 
state directors will assist the general director in providing 
this material. We are glad to introduce the initial contrib- 
ution from Brother Oberholtzer, the Spiritual Life Directot- 
for Ohio. The suggestions are briefly given ?o as to permit 
freedom, initiative and spontaneity on the part of Avorship- 
pers. You may want to add hymn singing. Be sure to 
have all the members of the family participate according to 
their abilitv. 



God' says to us, "You do those thmgs which are plain, 
and see how easily, how wisely, and how benevolently I can 
direct those that are difficult, and to you impossible." — 
From Life and Letters of Rev. Justin Edwards, by Wm. A. 
Hallock. 



FAMILY WORSHIP 

and the Quiet Hour 



The soul of man is from God and is dependent upon 
God. As all life, both vegetable and animal, requires the 
light and heat of the sun, so the soul of man requires that 
spiritual sustenance which God alone can give. Most peo- 
ple seem to require three meals a day to properly sustain 
their bodies. The sustenance of their souls is no less urgent. 
A portion of each day ought to be cheerfully and earnestly 
given to special soul culture and devotion to God. Nothing 
is more conducive to this than the quiet study of God's 
Word and prayer in the home around the family altar and 
in the personal devotions of each one. Both the family 
altar and personal devotions are of such importance that the 
one cannot well take the place of the other. If possible, each 
should have a place in the daily life of every Christian. 
Alas, too few enjoy these blessed privileges. 

Many very splendid outlines of daily Bible reading and 
devotion have been made available to us all. Further sug- 
gestions may seem supei-fluous. HoAvever, Avith the hope 
that it may prove helpful to some, as one of the district 
directors of spiritual life, I A^enture to suggest the follow- 
ing outline for the daily devotions of the Family Worship 
and the Quiet Hour in the homes of Brethren people. 

Monday, 2 Tim. 4:6-8. It has been a good year if our 
Avork has been Avell done. Let us examine our record that 
Ave may see Avherein Ave may improA^e, ere Ave enter upon the 
nCAv year. 

Pray that God may forgive the mistakes and make 
clear the lessons of the past. 

Tuesday, Phil. 3:12-16. Time is flying SAviftly. An- 
other year is numbered Avith the past and a ney yeai;, Avith 
its dtities and responsibilities, daAvns upon us. There is no 
time for pining over jaast mistakes. With ii<ew resolve and 
a greater trust in God, let us press on to the ncAv duties 
that aAvait us. 

Pray for a clear Adsion, stronger faith and greater zeal. 

Wednesday, Heb. 12:1-13; 1 Cor. 9:24. Life is a race. 
To run successfully Ave must lay aside the encumbrances. 
What is hindering you from doing and being your best? 
Have you some besetting sin that holds you back? Do you 
indulge in some 'eA'il habit that Aveakens your poAver and' in- 
fluence? With God's help lay aside CA^ery hindrance. The 
reward is Avorth your utmost effort and self-denial. Read 
also Phil. .3 :8. 

Pray for complete A'ictory over the fl'esh and the Avorld. 

Thursday, 1 Pet. 2:1-12. Christian growth is to be 
found in Christian control. The sinful life must be forsak- 
en and the soul nourished. We ai'e built up as "liAdng 
stones" upon the "precious" foundation, Jesus Christ. 
"Precious" is an outstanding Avord in this passage. Medi- 
tate upon the preciousness of Jesus, considering especially 
verse 7. 

Pray for puritj^ and holiness. 

Friday, John 14:15-31; Rom. 8:26, 27. We need guid- 
ance and help. God has proAaded graciously for this need. 
He has giA^en us the Holy Spirit. Seek him Avith the Avhole 
heart and folloAv his leading at all times. 

Pray for the fullness of the Holy Spirit. 

Satunday, Ps. 119:97-112. The Bible is our guide-book. 

In it Ave find dirpction for our life and Avork. Cherish it as 
a most precious gift from God. Read it carefully. Mem- 
orize a portion each day, if no more than a Averse. Refresh 
your mind and heart frequently during each day by repeat- 
ing the A^erses learned. 

Pray for a greater loA^e for God's Book and for a clear 
understanding of it. 

H. M. OBERHOLTZER, Columbus, Ohio. 



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WHITE GIFT 
OFFERmO TO 



THE SUNDAY SCHOOL 



I. D. SLOTTEB 

Treasurer, 

Ashland, Ohio 



Editor's Notes On the Sunday School Lesson 

The Long Sojourn in Egypt 

{Lesson for January t3) 



Devotional Reading - -Psalm 124. 

Lesson Material — Genesis, chapters 37 to 
50 inclusive. 

Printed. Text — Genesis 47:1-12. 

Golden Text — Jehovah shall keep thee from 
all evil; he shall keep thy soul. Psalm 121:7. 

DaUy Home Bible Readings 

M. The Long Sojourn in Egypt, Gen. 47:1-12 

Ti. Joseph's Dreams, Gen. 37:1-11 

W. .Joseph Sold into Egypt, .. Gen. 37:28-30 
T. Joseph Made Ruler of Egypt, Gen. 41:33-44 
P. Jacob Journeys to Egypt .... Gen. 46:1-7 
S. The Growth of Israel in Egypt, Ex. 1:1-12 
S. God's Care for His Own, Psalm 124 

THOUGHTS ON THE LESSON 
Isaac the Peaceful 

Isaac, the son of Abraham and heir of the 
Ijromise, was instructed concerning God's 
purposes for and requirements of his people. 
He understood that they were to be a separate 
people; they were to form no alliance by mar- 
riage with the idolatrous Canaanites. They 
were to remain a pure race, a holy people, a 
people set apart for Jehovah. When Isaac wfis 
to be married his father sent back where 
he had come from to get a wife for his son. 
Eebekah was selected, and Isaac was quite 
satisfied. Isaac was characteristically a peace- 
loving man. Time and again he took up a new 
location and dug new wells rather than con- 
tend with his neighbors for his own property. 
When deceived by Jacob he did not become 
angry, but submitted as to the will of God. 
Esau and Jacob 

Esau, the first-born of the twins born to 
Isaac and Bebekah, grew to be a hairy, rough 
man, who loved huntii.g and the out-of-doors, 
while Jacob was a handsome lad, who loved 
the quiet of the home-life. Esau was careless 
about the future, and much given to satisfy- 
ing the appetites and the desires of the pres- 
ent; Jacob had more appreciation of the 
noble, was ambitious and at the same time 
tricky. He drove a sharp bargain with Esau 
for the birthiight, and Utter, to clinch his 
right, he tricked his father into blessing hira 
instead of Esau. He fled to escape the wrath 
of his Iprother, bargained with his Uncle 
Laban to give seven years service for,Eachel, 
was given Leah instead, worked seven years 
more for Eaohel, then six years for flocks, 
when on account of the jeolousy of L.abau 
and his sons because of Jacob's prosperity, 
he decided to return home. Hearing Esau was 
coming to meet him, he sent flocks, thinking 
to appease his wrath. He wrestled with the 
Lord at the brook Jabbok where his tricky 
nature was conquered and he was given a 
new name — Israel. He had twelve sons, the 
favorite of which was Joseph, and later, 
Benjamin, the mother of the two being his 
favorite wife, Baehel. 



The Story of Joseph 

The ten sons were jealous of Joseph be- 
cause of his father's partiality and treated 
him cruelly, finally selling him into Egypt. 
He was servant in the home of Potiphar, the 
captain of Pharaoh's guard. Upon the false 
accusation of Potiphar 's wife he was cast in- 
to prison. There he became an interpreter of 
dreams and finally was called upon to inter- 
pret the dream of Pharaoh. All the while he 
had been very faithful to Jehovah, who had 
given him wisdom and understanding above 
all those around him. Because of his wisdom 
and uprightness Pharaoh exalted him to the 
second place in the kingdom, and to direct the 
preparation for the coming famine, which 
God had revealed through Joseph to be com- 
ing after seven years. Great stores of food 



were laid by, and when the famine came on, 
Jacob sent his sons to Egypt to seciwe food. 
Joseph recognized his brothers, who had sold 
him into slavery. Joseph did not cherish 
hatred however, but recognized the hand of 
God in it all, and made preparations for 
bringing his father and his people into Egypt, 
where they were given the best land for their 
home. 

Three Divisions of Joseph's Life 
George Matheson compares Joseph's life to 
Chopin's preludes, each of which has three 
parts, and each emboding a distinct sequence. 
' ' In the first themelody is free and unre- 
strained. In the second it seems' to move 
turough tangled places — to be impeded in iis 
way by the intervention of resisting elements. 
But in the third tne melody comes out into 
the open once more, the tangles vanish, the 
impediments are removed, and the notes of 
the first part reappear in a new connection 
and with a fresh power." 



White Gift Offering 

First Report 

Following are the contributions received terial increase. Your promptness is appro- 

December 19-2,5 inclusive: elated. 

W, O, Bunch, Lakeville, Ind,, $ 2.00 I^^ '^- BLOTTER, Treasurer. 

Mr. & Mrs. Isaac Grubb, Johnstown, 44 W. Third St., Ashland, Ohio. 

Ohio, 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Wm. Yessler, Chews- BE THE BEST OF WHATEVER YOU ARE 

■^il>0; ^J'^'l 1('-'^0 If you can 't be a pine on the top of the hill, 

A Sister, Ashland, Ohio, 5.00 Be a scrub in the valley, but be 

(l''or Kentucky IMissions.) The best little scrub at the side of the rill; 

A Friend, Middlebranch, Ohio, 1.00 Be a bush if you can't be a tree. 

Mrs. Maria -L Frantz, Enid, Okla., . . 2.00 jf y^u can't be a bush, be a bit of the grass, 

Eaton, Ind., Sunday school, 6.64 Some highway the happier make; 

Mr. & ]\rrs. D. W. Campbell, San- If you can't be a muskie, then just be a bass, 

dusky, Ohio, 5.00 But the liveliest bass in the lake. 

Mr. & Mrs. ,T. E. Peck, Shubcrt, Neba. 2.00 ■„, ,j. i, i, 4. • , ^ j. -^ 

' ' We can't all be captains; we've got to be 

Jjcmuel Funk, Needmore, W. Va,, .... 1.00 crew 

Blanche Hoover, Cleveland, Ohio 5.00 There's something for all of us here. 

Ashland, Ohio, Sunday school, 92.07 There's big work to do and there's lesser to 

.tfew Paris, Ind., Sunday school, 10.00 do, 

Mr. & Mrs. A. T. Ronk, Winona And the task we must do is the near. 

T-;,ke, Tnd., l.jO 

f.Sidn V Church' ^°^ °^'^'* ^® ^ highway, then just be a 

''' tr«iil' 

M. W. Eikenberry & family, Koko- ' 

, T 1 o -n H you can't be the sun, be a star. 

mo, Ind., 2..j0 " ' 

Waynesboro, Pa., Sunday school, .... 22.4S ^* '"°'' ^^ ^'^^ *^^* y°^ ^^^ °^ ^""^ ^'''^- 

Mt. Zion Sunday school, Logan, O. . . 10.00 ^ ^'^^ ^^^* °* whatever jon are. 

Fobtcria, Ohio, Sunday .^chord, . 7.02 —Cheer. 

Mrs. Mary Duniuire, Elkhart, Ind., . . 2.00 

Beaver City, Nebr., Sunday school, . . 130.00 _ -ixr ^ t j • i. 1, 

■" ' ■' ' Prayer; We, O I..ord, are anxious to have 

Pike Church and Sunday school, ,, . v 1. 1, n • i, 

•' ' those possessions which shall enrich our 

Conemaugh, Pa., 14.00 jj^g^_ .^^e covet earnestly what we think will 

Denver, Ind., Sunday school, 15.60 , , v, .. ■ u j. i 

' ' ;' ' -"-".-'v make us happy, but m our best moments we 

Brighton Sunday school, Howe, Ind., 10.50 , j.t 4. m-u mi, ij; 4. ji, 1 „*• x 

" .!>!!"" know that Thou Thyself art the only satisfy- 

ISTappanee, Ind., Sundav school, 200.00 ■ <.• mi, j. i-u n mu -i-j. 

'■' ' ' - ' mg portion. Thou art more than all Thy gifts. 

^1 Thou art the pearl of great price. Give us 

'^°*^" -' $561.81 freely of Thyself and then we shall not lack 

This report, appearing at about the same any good thing. Then shall we praise Thee 

date as the first one last year, shows a ma- evermore, world without end. — Selected. 



JANUARY 2, 1924 



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J. A. QAHSEB, Fiesldeiit 
J. F. Iiocke, Associate 
Ashland, OUo. 



Our Young People at Work 



GLADYS M. SPICE 

General Secretary 

Canton, Ohio. 



'Stewardship' for Endeavorers 

By E. M. Riddle, Stewardship Superintendent 



Stewardship is becoming a big word in our 
church. It is the third part of the New Pro- 
motion program for the church in tne next 
few years. It is a comprehensive term, in- 
cluding gifts of SELF, SUBSTANCE and 
SEE VICE. Paul the apostle wrote to the 
Corinthians, "A stewardship of the gospel 
is committed unto me. ' ' Peter said, ' ' Accord- 
ing as each has received a gift, ministering 
it among yourselves, as good stewards of the 
inanif old grace of God. ' ' 

You who are interested in this great cause 
of Christian Endeavor for Christ and the 
Church are surely desirous of being stewards 
of the manifold grace of God. If you are 
truly in earnest with your Master, you arc 
then not entirely concerned with laying up 
treasures in earth, but rather desirous for the 
work that must be done before our Lord's re- 
turn. If this be your mind, then you must 
have wondered how best to use your life, your 
.substance and also your service. It means 
much to be linked up with the work of the 
Kingdom of God. Personally, I get great joy 
and deep satisfaction out of the thought that 
my life is reaching out in some measure to 
the needs of the world. I get this satisfaction 
because I am doing what my Lord wants me 
to do, and I realize that my life and my ser- 
vice will help to prepare the world for His 
(.oming. 

For a number of years the Life-work Sup- 
erintendent has made his appeal at the Christ- 
mas season for Life-work recruits. While we 
are just past that season, yet it is still sea- 
sonable to make ' White Guts. ' Wnat is better 
than a gift of self, surrendered to the will 
cf Gqd, ready to live for Him. 

When you hear or read of the Jap;anepc 
problem of evangelization of forty million; 
or the two hundred million of the Mohamme- 
dan world; or the needs of our own fields, 
Africa, South America and China, then ar; 
y.ou satisfied with your stewardship? Some of 



WANTED AT ONCE 

To bring our mailing list up-to-date and .so 
to prevent losses and delays in the distribu 
tion of literature for Christain Endeavor 
Week, we desire by return mail the following 
information from every society: 

1. Name of church. 

2. Name and address of the president. 

3. Name and address of Junior Superin- 
tendent. 

4. Name and address of Intermediate Su- 
].erintendent. 

5. The number of members enrolled in each 
society. 

Act while the suggestion is strong. A postal 
card will do. A letter would be better. The 
best of all is a telegram, but that we will not 
ask of you. 

J. A. GAEBEK. 



the responsibility rests upon every En- 
deavorer. If you can go to a foreign field, you 
are responsible. If you can teach in a mis- 
sion school at home, you are responsible. If 
you can do neither of these, but nave tn° 
ability and strength to make money, you are 
responsible. God has just as tru^y called you 
to live for Him in that way to help the work 
of the Kingdom, as He has called some to 
go to a foreign fieid. 

The Brethren church should have realized 
at this Christmas season no less than a 
bcore of Life-work recruits. In addition we 
should have had several scores to definitely 
decide to live for Christ at home, by giving 
a definite amount, no less than the Tithe, to 
the work of the Kingdom. Some day you 
and I will hear the word, "Eender the ac- 
count of thy stewardship." Are we ready? 

Have we as Endeavorers been faithful stew- 
ards, and can we meet the challenge today 
with a clear conscience and a g ad heart thr 
we have an opportunity for service with our 
C. E. friends, who have and are going out 
for definite Life-work somewhere? Will you 
hear the 'Challenge' at this post-Christmas 
season'.' "jhe laborers are so few, and the 
liar\est so great." 

Bryan, Ohio. 



JUNIOR ENDEAVOR 

By Lois Frazier 



(Topic for January 13) 

JESUS BEGINNING HIS WORE, HIS 
BAPTISM— MATT. 3:13-17. 

Some Thoughts for the Leader 

Jesus took about thirty years to get ready 
to do his greatest work in three years. That 
does not mean that He wasted tho thirty 
years, it meant that He knew that His work 
was so important that it was worth careful 
planning. 

The years of getimg ready were filled with 
a great many diiferent kiucis of things, just 
as our lives are. Piay and work, study and 
hi'lpfulness helped to fill up every day. 

If He had left out any of the things He 
did in those years, he would not have been 
ready for the work He was to do by and by. 

He played with his friends and worked in 
his father's, Joseph's, carpenter shop, and so 
his body became strong as He grew up. 

Ho "'earned His lessons from teachers, the 
V -lo •-.. jjg -(vatched the thiiig.'^ that went on 
in th;; w-xids, and down by the river, and so 
.1 ■ ■ nii:u! Ill I M!ie trnined. 

He loved His church, and thought about 
what it taught. He honored His father and 
mother and tried to remember what they 
taught Him, He listened for God's voice .'n 
the songs of birds and the beauty of flowers, 



and in the voices of His playmates, and so His 
heart or soul grew wide awake. 

He loved to be with others the most of the 
time, playing, helping, listening or teaching 
them, and so He learned to l^now how other 
people did things, what they needed, how 
they could help Him, and how He could he^p 
them. 

He learned very young, to obey. He learned 
to obey his father in the shop or He could 
not have learned to be a carpenter Himself, 
as we know He was. 

He learned to obey His teachers, getting 
His lessons faitufully, for we know from the 
things He said later to people to whom He 
talked that He had learned well the lessons 
that His teachers had taught Him. 

He learned to obey God. His being baptized 
as God had asked those to do who wished to 
work for Him, shows that He obeyed God in 
everything He knew to do. 

Something to DO: 

Before the meeting, cut from a paper a 
square. On one side of this square print: A 
STEONG BODY, on another A TRAINED 
MIND, on another, A LOVING HEAET, and 
on the fourth LIVING WITH OTHEES. 

Hold or hang this before the boys and girls, 
and help them to understand that in order 
for Jesus' life or their life to be a perfect, 
square life, each one of these sides have to 
grow. 

When He had lived long enough and 
watched these sides of His life grow enough, 
Jesus was ready to obey in the next thing. 
His baptism, and begin His work. 

Some Questions to Think Aboat: 

1. Where was Jesus baptized? 

2. By whom was Jesus baptized? 

3. Why was Jesus baptized? 

4. Do we need wait until we are as old as 
Jesus was, before we are baptized? 

5. What fine thing did Jesus do as soon as 
He was baptized 

6. If Jesus had not kept on obeying God. ' 
would being baptized have been enough for 
him to do? 

7. How (lid Jesus' being baptized help Hi? 
friends? 

8. What does the Bib'e say about obeying, 
in 1 Sam. 15:22? What does it mean? 

Some Thoughts to Think About 

We cannot often see two steps to take. If 
we take the one we can see, another step can 
be seen. That is the good of obeying. 

Being baptized is a symbol or sign, that we 
wish God to help us to be more like HIM. 
God told us to use this sign because He knew 
that it would help us to try harder to become 
like HIM. 

Jesus never asks us to do sometning that 
He would be unwilling to do; so, He too, was 
baptized. 

If any work is worth doing at all, it is 
worth planning and getting ready for. 



(Daily Headings were crowded 
week for lack of space.- -Editor.) 



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JANUARY 2, 1924 



Send Home Missionary Funds to 

WILLIAM A. GEARHART, 

Home Missionary Secretary, 

906 American Bldg., Dayton, Ohio. 



MISSIONS 



Send Foreign Mission Funds to 

LOUIS S. nAunCAN 

Financial Secretary Forelgrn Board, 

1330 E. Third St., Long Beach, California 



An Afternoon Call 

By Dorrice Pressly 



(The missionary teacher calls on an adult 
scholar, a little timidly, perhaps, but receives 
a reassuring welcome. Reported just as it oc- 
curred, in full southern negro dialect). 

"Howdy, howdy, Sistah Tcaehah, come 
right in; I's powahful glad to see yo'. I's bin 
a settin' heah a thinkin' about y,o', en de 
Speerit done tol' me yo' wus a eomin'. Hesh, 
honey, yes' let me dus, dat cheer on pump 
de coosen, den yo' jes' set en res' you'se'f. 
Take de fan en be comfable;" and the dera 
old brown-skin Sister bustled about, picking 
up imaginary ravelings off her clean floor, 
her little woolly kinks bobbing over her head 
with every energetic move. 

"My! but we all's proud to hev a teachah 
en a chanst to larn somethin ' in our ole days. 
Jes, seo what I's bin a settin' heah doin'; 
got my lessin done writ en my sums tu, 'sides 
startin' a letter to Sis Mary way, down in 
tiawgah. She don' know nothin' 'bout larnin' 
but her chillens kin read hit tu her." 

"Who'd a thought wa back whar we all 
wus raised, that I'd evah hed dis goldea 
oppurtunity? En my ole man tu; he's takin' 
hit up; when I lays my books down he picks 
dem up en goes ober what he's ben hearin' 
me spell, en he kin write a propah fin' han', 
better 'n mine, so yo' see, Sistah Teachah, 
yo'se holpin' him tu. Seek a blessin' yo wus 
sent we alls way, de good Lawd hed a han' 
in hit, I knows He did. 

"Well, now, heah is I a settin' en fergit- 
tin' yo'se noongry; jes' 'sense me. honey, I's 
got a bite fer yo'. " And the plump form dis- 
appeared behind the curtains which separated 
the "settin' room-pahlah ' ■' from the kitkchen. 
Soon she was back carrying a tray with a 
very white napkin, whereon was a plate of 
real china, a baked apple, a piece ' of cold 
chicken and a square of "gingah" bread. 

"Dere, honey, I wishes I's hed somepin 
bettah, but yo'se welcom anyhow. 

"My, but we alls is suah hevin' lubly 
weathah. 'Mins me uv de times when me en 
Sis Mary uster niin' de geese fer ole Missus, 
en we jes' cuddont stan' hit nohow wen de 
sky hung low lak dis, en de win' rastle troo 
de trees. Many wus de times wo done stole 
'way fer chinkerpins en puccon.s. But ef deiii 
pesky gees miandered to fer en Missus fin' 
we alls out, don we cotch hit. Many's de sup- 
pah we done gone widout, en ef Missus 
'speecionod we wus tu bad, she'd sen' we alls 
tu ole Matse tu git \vliupped. But ole Marso 
hed a kin' heart; he'd take we alls tu de ole 
sheeji house on say: — •Now, when 1 lays on 
oe whup, yo alls screech en yell so Missus 
kin heah .yo '. Den he cracks lat whup again^ ' 
de pos', en we alls screeched on hollered wen 
i'd nebber teclied hide nor hair uv me en 
Mary. 

"But wunst wen ole Marse done wont tu 
cou't, me en Sis Mary stole out en went tu 
a dans on de nex' plautashijn, en ole Missus 
fin' hit out when we alls crep' in wid do 



fus' song uv de moekin' bird; en didn't we 
alls cotch hit frum de oberseer? I'ears lak I 
kin feel dem blows yit, en den we hod tu go 
pick cotton wid de lash hangin' ober we alls. 
Noon cum, we alls jes drapped under de shade 
fas' asleep; didn't want no dinnah. Guess 
som'n tol' ole Missus; she wus a little feared 
what ole Marse mought say, en she 'sensed 
we alls frum de fiel ', but we wus locked up 
de res' ob dat day. 

"Well, well, hit's a long ways back tu 
dera days; mighty good times we niggahs hed; 
but hit wus bes' tu be free, en tu kno', eb'ry 
niggah belong tu his self. En wen me en my, 
ole man cum tu de Ian ' uv promis ', we urned 
our free money hawd; en we make up our 
min 's et wen we gits out entitlements, we 'd 
set undah we alls own vine en fig tree; en 
we 's done hit. 



"En now, to cap-sheaf de hull uv hit, heah 
cum little Sistah Teachah, lak a angel uv 
light 'mongst us pore eeguor'nt folks set- 
tin' in de dark, en she opens our eyes so's 
we begins tu see little streaks uv light all de 
way tu glory trone, whar de Lam' am a set- 
tin', en we's a gwine tu walk de goldin* 
streets en sing his praise furebbeh en ebbeh. 
O, glory, glory, I's so full, I's boun' tu 
shout hit out. I hes tu oberflow, or I eaynt 
keep in boung noways. 

"Don' yo min' me, honey; I's jes a ole 
black fool, but I hes a mighty warm spot in 
my heart ler little Sistah Teachah. en I prays 
my hebbenly Massa ebery day tu bin' her 
up whar she's tohn; prop her whar she's lean- 
in', en shoe her wid do priperashun uv Gospel 
grace, so 's she kin walk strceght fer de king. 

"Mus' yo go, honey? Now, cum again. I's 
suah proud tu see yo'§e settin' here, en I's 
gwine tu be on han', terraorrer wid my 
lessin 's. By, by, honey; Lawd luv yo'. " 

I;ong Beach, California. 



Excerpts from Letter Written by Dr. Gribble to Her Daughter 



Bassa, July 20th, 1923. 
My dear little Marguerite, 
****** ******** 

• Mr. and Mrs. Hathaway are living in a 
house that dear Daddy built for them but 
was unable to finish. Mr. Hathaway has fin- 
ished it. Mr. Sheldon is living right across 
from there in another house that Daddy built 
for Misses Bickel and Deetcr. Mr. Jobsoa 
partly, finished them and Mr. Sheldon has 
completed the task. The native store is also 
in the back of this. Misses Bickel and Deeter 
are living wit' me. We have four inmates of ' 
the Native Women's Home, just opened. 
Miss Deetcr has charge of this. We have also 
a larger number in the dispensary now. Mi.ss 
Bickel spends much of her time in treating 
the ulcers. Before she came I had to let my 
native assistant do it and they like Miss 
Bickel so much better. 

Mr. Hathaway is building. He has a spirit 
like dear Daddy had about taking heavy 
work. Mrs. Hathaway is typing songs and " 
translations and business letters. 

Mr. Sheldon has charge of the native store 
and plants the fruit trees and looks after 
the many that Daddy planted. 

Brother Jobson is very busy indeed. There 
are so many things to be done that the other 
men cannot do until they, learn to speak Kare. 

Mrs. Jobsoa is busy in her home and lan- 
gniage work. I am busy too, as I have to help 
Minnie and Florence until they get the lan- 
guage. I preach every day and teach the mis- 
sionaries language class. We have the even- 
ing prayer meeting at seven o'clock every 
day. I am doing the housekeeping for three. 
****#'*##*#**** 

We haven't opened the school yet, but 
hope to as scon as the administrator comes 
to see us, and we take the examination. Mr. 
Sheldon is to be director of the school. 



So you see we are all busy and happy. We 

love Jesus very much, and long to do His 

will in all things. God bless you all as a little 

family and make you very happy in Him. 

Lovingly yours, 

M3ma, rioronce N. Gribble 



A Sentiment from the late 
James Gribble 

"The human heart strings snap and ofttimos 

break. 
When death its sombre form presents. 
It was (rod's will to give, 'tis His to lake. 
No wonder heart throbs grow intense. 

The human form can suifer and can, die, 
When illness with .-sore pain assaults; 
Yet sufl'ering is a gift fr-Om God oji high; 
We can but pray as we confess our faults. 

To see another suffer, that is pain. 

To serve and suffering, fail to heal. 

Yet God, the God of comfort, speaks again, 

And says, My child I know all that you feel." 

Written at Gazeli, Jan. l/th, 1!)23. Pound 
and copied after my husband's death. 

ilorence Newberry Gribble. 



GKEAT MISSIONARIES IN ASIA 

From the beginning of the Christian era 
Asia has been recognized as an important mis- 
sionary field. Paul and Barnabas and Timo- 
thy were missionries in Asia Minor, a penin- 
sula of Western Asia. Modern missionary en- 
terprise in Asia has been represented by such 
men as Carey in India, Judson in Burma, Mor- 
rison and Taylor in China, Allen in Korea, 
Mackay in Formosa, Hepburn and Verbeek in 
Japan. 



JANUARY 2, 1924 



THE BBETHSEN EVANGELIST 



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NEWS FROM THE FIELD 



IiA VERNE, CALITOENIA 

Both the field and tie laborers are being 
blessed by the Lord here. The church, the 
Sunday school, the tnree Christian Endeavor 
Societies, the. Junior and Senior Prayer Meet- 
ings and the Women's Missionary Society are 
all in a healthy condition — with finances in 
the best ,shape they have been in for years. 

In the four months since you last heard 
from us we have not been idle. In the first 
place a missionary from our church, Ohaun- 
eey Sheldon, has arrived on the field in Africa 
and has by Ms last report now baptized 
thirty-six converts. Work is also progressing- 
under our two missionaries. Brother and Sis- 
ter Sickel in South America. So you don-'t 
wonder that our little church of a 200 mem- 
bership stood sixth in the denomination for 
the Foreign Missionary offering at Easter- 
Time, giving an $800.00 offering, do you? 

Then during this time, our old church 
building — built in 1901 — has been wrecked 
and another has been erected in its place 
on a prominent corner in town. In the mean- 
time the Church of the Brethren gave us the 
use of their college auditorium for our ser- 
vices. Now we are worshipping God in our 
own beautiful edifice which was dedicated 
to his glory on November 25. Dedication Daj-- 
wa.s a day long to be remembered. The church 
was filled to overflowing and the services 
were impressive, with three baptisms, and 
the dedication service for the babies. The 
$4,000 to be raised — soared to over $4,800 in 
about fifteen minutes after subscriptions were 
asked for. Thanksgiving Day was another 
good fellowship day with the home-comers. 
A splendid union service in the morning, din- 
ner served to over three hundred in the. base- 
ment at noon, a praise and thanksgiving 
program in the afternoon and an evangelistic 
service in the evening is the way the day was 
spent. A two weeks revival service followed 
dedication day, wit-n our pastor bringing con- 
vincing, straight-from-the-shoulder messages 
to us. These were the means of drawing us all 
closer to "bur Lord and of winning twenty 
new souls to Him, nineteen of whom have al- 
ready joined the church. Five more are to be 
added by, letter. 

Our new young pastor, Herbert H. Tay, 
who has won such a place in our hearts here 
already, lias been awarde^i a scholarship and 
is leaving us and Mrs. Tay and little seven- 
months old Paul next week, for study in the 
Holy Land. The church made up a purse for 
him and gave him a clothes shower at a fare- 
well this week and we all expect io be at the 
train to see him off next Monday. 

4^. scholarship of $1,000 for post-graduate 
study in Bible lands was offered to the stu- 
dent entering Xenia Theological Seminary, in 
the fall of 1919, who had the highest grades 
in all subjects, for the three years course. 
Whcu the grades were averaged at the end 
of the three year term, it was announced that 
Mr. Tay stood second in the list. However 
there was but fifteen one-hundredts of one 
per cent separating the first three men. The 
average for these three was around ninety- 



three per cent. The man to whom it was first 
offered decided that he could not take ad- 
vantage of it, and so it was offered to Mr. 
'lay. Thus he has the advantage of a trip to 
Palestine with all expenses paid. He is plan- 
ning on leaving La Verne on Monday, Dec. 
17th and will spend Christmas in Xenia, Ohio, 
where he will meet Homer Kent, who has 
been attending Ashland College, and who will 
take the trip with him. Tuese two will pro 
eeed to New York, where they will meet Dr. 
Melvin Grove Kyle, the renowned archaeolo 
gist, with whom they shall make the trip. 
Iney are planning on spending a week ii; 
London, travelling through Prance, and then 
sailing across the Mediterranean to Alexan- 
dria, Egypt. A trip up the Nile will consume 
about two weeks and then they will go on 
to Jerusalem. Here they will part company 
with Dr. Kyle, who goes with Professor Al- 
bright, of Jerusalem on an expedition to 
search for, and uncover the cities of Sodom 
and Gomorrah. Mr. Kent and Mr. Tay wiU 
then walk leisurely over the land, spending 
about four months in Palestine and Syria, 
and then will return to the United States, 
stopping in Greece, Italy, and Switzerland. 

While our pastor is away Brother Alva .T. 
McClain who, by the way, preached his first 
sermon in this church, will bring us some of 
his good messages. 

Now you wiU want to know more about 
the church itself. 'Hhe building is 75 feet 
long" and 50 feet wide. The exterior is of white 
California stucco. The interior is finished in 
walnut with cream tinting. There are hard- 
wood floors throughout. The building con- 
tains sixteen Sunday School rooms, a study, 
two dressing room for the baptistry, ladies 
rest room just off the lobby, and a fully 
equipped kitchen. The auditorium -will seat 
about 325, the east Sunday school rooms 150, 
which with the choir seats on the rostrum 
will make a total seating capacity of over 
500. On entering the church one feels its 
beauty. There is the beautiful effect of the 
cove-ceiling, the art glass windows by Tif- 
fany, of New York, the rich looking plush 
curtains, and the Memorial Window of the 
Good Shepherd in the center front, directly 
above the baptistry. No one can get away 
from the fact that Jesus is the central theme 
of our church life with that there. The bap- 
tistry is back of the pulpit connected by 
folding doors. As the doors are opened a 
wall painting is revealed showing a landscape 
with a flo-wing stream in the foreground and 
mountains in the distance. The work was 
done by Artist Michels of Los Angeles. 

The total cost of the building will be about 
$17,000. However, there was a great deal of 
material and labor donated. The cost, includ- 
ing the cost of this material and labor and 
the material salvaged from the old building 
is over $20,000. Brother T. J. Steves as build- 
ing superintendent saved the church many 
dollars by his careful planning and free la- 
bor. In appreciation the church presented him 
with the finest Bible that could be purchased. 
The work of the women in painting the base- 



ment should be mentioned too. We are a com- 
paratively poor congregation but each mem- 
ber seems to want to give something, and so 
we have been just one big family with a 
mind to work and rear a temple to our 
Father in which to praise His Son. 

MRS. H. L. GOOD. 
Pomona, California. 



iSOSHEN, INDIANA 

Almost three months have passed and wo 
ha\ e not felt the ' ' impulse ' 'to write. If we 
had the aptness of " B. T. " or memory, of " G. 
C." and the literary abiUty of "C. A. B.", it 
would have been written. There is a certain 
personal expression in reporting a pastorate 
that is good and also dangerous. I have much 
to say about the work at Goshen, but want 
• to say it "viithout tiring the reader about my- 
self. In fact, one does not need to say any- 
tliing about himself for others are always 
willing to do it for you. 

Six Years Pastorate 
Six years ago this fall I began the work at 
Goshen. Fresh from a mission in Johnstown, 
Pennsylvania, and Avith only twelve years of 
struggling ministerial experience. The leaders 
of the church at once began to work to my, 
advantage, and to give me evei-y possible 
help. Almost the entire congregation gave 
support and co-operated with the program 
which was worked out. It was not long until 
I saw that I could depend on the workers 
and I did. No better nor efficient church lay- 
men are to be found than the workers at 
Goshen. From almost the very beginning the 
attendance grew and people began to unite 
with the church, and this continued to the 
very last. We were not able under conditions 
to build a new building which is a very 
great need, and growing more so each year, 
but during the six years we were .building a 
congregation. About 500 persons were re- 
ceived into the church. The financial receipts 
increased from about $2,150.00 to near $10,- 
000.00 yearly. Each organization in the church 
grew. Church activities increased, and a num- 
ber of new church methods which are used in 
modern church work, were introduced, such 
as Forward Movements with goals for each 
organization and individual in the church. 
These progTams appeared in this paper. The 
Week of Tithing we , think was first worked 
at Goshen. These and many other things 
helped in making the growth. There was a 
steady growth through the entire pastorate. 

The Chuich and the City 
The First church had a good standing when 
we began our pastorate. Many of its fine 
members were in county, and city official 
positions. This gave them good opportunity 
to work for their church. As the years passed 
the influence of the church grew in this field 
until it was the most influential church in 
^he city. In fact it became a regular occurr- 
«ince for the members of the First church to 
be called into council with the mayor of the 
city and the persons interested in the schools, 



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and in social and moral reforms. Just what 
the First church has done for the city, of 
Goshen in co-operation with the city ofS.cials 
cannot be told in words. The church was well 
repaid in the support it received from the 
city newspaper editors and the authorities, 
for they did all they eould do in a fair way 
to help the church. 

Spiritual Life and Evangelism 

We had some hard problems the most of 
which were overcome. Social temptations were 
severe on some of our youths, especially in 
the "breaking up" time after the war. Bui 
our people held out very, good. Then secret 
sin had its part as it has in every church, 
but in spite of all, the spiritual life of the 
church grew, and there are today more real 
honest spiritual Christians in Goshen church 
than ever before. This may not be the im- 
pression of some, but it is true. 

During the pastorate we enjoyed some fine 
]neetings with Bauman, Thomas, Bell, Wat- 
son and the Millers — that is Paul and "E. 
C." Large numbers came to hear these great 
preachers and many remained to pray. God 
blessed our services greatly. We will always 
remember the fine services of these men and 
the good we received from association wiih 
them. 

rine Expression at the Close 

One year before we closed our pastorate we 
gave the Executive Committee notice and a 
Committee was given authority to look for a 
pastor. This had some effect on our last 
year's work. It acted to slow down the work- 
ers and made the report of the last year not 
what it should have been. When the time 
came to close, it was our personal wish to 
leave without any public social events. This 
was rudely over ruled by the churchmen and 
a public "reception" was held and many fine 
things said and done the memory of which 
will be cherished. Here we feel like giving 
names and what was said and done, but this 
would not do for the list is too long. Many 
fine presents came and some of the most 
pleasing "speeches" made to honor us until 
we felt so childish and unworthy that we 
wanted to go and take a cry. We have just 
filed the letters which came frota churchmen, 
many from the Brethren but each church was 
represented, and from men of affairs with 
clubs and classes. Gifts from classes and in- 
dividuals many, but we cannot give a list and 
each has been answered personally. It is fine 
to have your friends say good things to you 
at such a time, but far better is what we have 
on a brief letter from our successor, Eev. H. 
y. Stuekman, in which he says that we 
closed our work in such a fine way that he 
eould not refrain from writing us. Thanks; 
this is most of all. No church could do more 
for us than Goshen did. 

Personal 

More might have been done by better ap- 
plying ourselves, or by another with more 
strength, but we are satisfied with the results. 
By age and circumstances it has been a test 
in one little individual life, and certain rc- 
sultsi will come to pastor and church. We hope 
for the church the very best God has to give. 

J. A. McINTURFE. 



MTJLVANE, KANSAS 

We have been reading so many good let- 
ters in The Evangelist, and fail to see the 
Mulvane church represented. It is not because 
we are shirking or loafing, but the contrary, 
we have been very busy. We have been faith 
fully striving to work our field under the 
leadership of our pastor, Brother Thomas E. 
Howell. Arrangements have been made for 
our evangelistic meeting to begin January 
5th with Brother Charles Eush of Ft. Scott 
to assist our pastor in the work. We have 
also arranged to have Brother Maguuson to 
be our song leader. Besides we have planned 
to have Dr. D. W. Kurtz of McPherson Col- 
lege to lecture for our church and vicinity 
on January 12 and 13. We ask an interest in 
your prayers in behalf of the work that is 
s-oon to begin. 

MARY E. NELSON. 



EDUCATIONAL OiTEKING AND OTHERS 

In my last report, I expressed the opinion 
that the offering was all in, and that that was 
in all probability my last report, until next 
year. But in this I was mistaken, as I have 
frequently been in other matters. Here is an 
additional report, and this may not even be 
my final one. So if any individual or congre- 
gation is yet minded to come in, there is 
room reserved. 

Total reported Nov. 9, $6772.93 

New Gifts 

Center Chapel 9.00 

Maple Grove, 42.00 

Waterloo, additional, 5.00 

Spokane, additional, 10.00 

N. Manchester, additional, 30.00 

Warsaw, 120.00 

N. Liberty, additional, 5.00 

Loree, 11.00 

S. Bend, additional, 12.00 

Ashland, additional, 2.00 

Goshen, additional, ' 10.00 

Total to date, $7028.93 

The g±ft now reported from N. Manchester, 
gives that congregation a total of $371,13, 
which makes it the banner congregation, with 
a considerable lead over its nearest competi- 
tor for the place. 

The "Buy A Book" fund has had some ad- 
ditions also, and they are as follows: 

Total gifts at last report, $ 978.30 

New Gifts 

L. L. Shively, 10.00 

Helen and Robt. Shively, 2.50 

*Nell Zetty, 2.00 

O. E. Bowman, 15.00 

Total, $1007.80 

In behalf of the entire college manage- 
ment, I thank all the givers, most profoundly. 

Faithfully, your brother, 
MARTIN SHIVELY, Bursar, Ashland College. 
Dec. 28, 1923. 



weather conditions. It was rainy all the time 
with the exception of a few days and nights. 

The messages of this man of God rang true 
to the word of God, and they had force and 
power as only such preaching can. They were 
good for saint and sinner. His experiences of 
eighteen years in the pastorate made him a 
good preacher and worker for the Lord. 

Seven souls were led to the Lord; these 
were heads of families and young man and 
ivomen, and we are very glad for them. We 
a-so rejoice in the great amount of good done 
in building up the church and the community 
at large. We are sure to see much fruit from 
Ihis meeting for some time. 

Sunday evening, the 23rd, all seven of the 
converts were baptized in our new baptistry, 
which we had just installed for the purpose. 
Standing room was at a premium in the 
church house during the service, which was 
impressive. We think these dear people will 
make very good additions to the church and 
be a great help in building up the cause of 
Christ in the community. 

Many of the Gratis people came over and 
worked with us in our services. We feel sure 
of their success with their new pastor, for 
the Lord is smiling upon his work already. 
May the Lord lead us both on to greater vic- 
tory, is our prayer. 

J. E. EIKENBERRY. 



CAMDEN, OHIO 
I wish to report our revival at Camden, 
Ohio, from November 26 to December 16, un- 
der the leadership of Brother J. A. Mclnturff 
of Gratis, Ohio. It has been some time since 
we reported, but we are glad to be able to 
tell of a profitable campaign even under bad 



NXJLLiriCATION OK ENFORCEMENT 
By Dr. Ernest H. Oherrington, General Secre- 
tary, World League Against Alcoltiolisin 

No amendment which has fever been added 
to our Constitution of the United States has 
ever been repealed or modified. No law which 
has ever been enacted by Congress to carry 
Into effect the provisions of a constitutional 
amendment has ever been changed except to 
be strengthened, and the prohibitory amend- 
ment is not likely to prove an exiception to 
the rule. If the road to legal national consti- 
tutional prohibition was long and dreary for 
the enemies of prohibition. Before the ene- 
mies of prohibition can get a real start on 
repeal or couBtitutional modification, they 
must corral the votes of two-thirds of both 
houses of Congress. So long, therefore, as 
one more than one-third of either house of 
Congress stands firm, the Eighteenth Amend- 
ment will stand. If, however, the time 
should ever come when by any meanjs or for 
any reason two-thirds of each of the two 
branches of Congress should vote to resubmit 
the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitu- 
tion, even then a mere majority in a single 
house of each of thirteen state legislatures 
would block constitutional repeal or modifi- 
cation. The quetstion, therefore, of the re- 
peal of the Eighteenth Amendment, ip not 
likely to be a vital question at least in the 
life of the present generation. Moreover, all 
the wet cities and all the wet states or wet 
congressional districts of the nation, if they 
were to be cast en bloc would not be suffi- 
cient to repeal or weaken the present en- 
forcement code. 

"The present day queistion, therefore, is 
not one wtich involves the repeal or the 
weakening of either the Eighteenth Amend- 
ment to the Constitution or the federal en- 
forcement law. The real question is the 



JANUARY 2, 1924 



THE BRETHREN EVANGELIST 



PAGE 15 



question as to wliether the Eighteenth 
Amendment and the federal prohibitory law 
are to be nullified hj a law-defying special 
prviilege-demanding class representing a few 
wet cities and a few wet states whose offi- 
cialSj either by inaction or by overt conniv- 
ance with outlaws, persist in defying the eK- 
pressed will of the American people and in 
trampling under foot the law, the Constitu- 
tion, and the government. 

' ' In other words, the real question in- 
volved is the question as to wtether in this 
so-caUed free government the minority is to 
aequielsce in the properly expressed and re- 
corded will of the majority, or whether that 
minority, in harmony with the attitude of 
every bureaucracy and autocracy in history, 
will -oontinue to defy the law, and treat the 
Constitution of the United States as a scrap 
of paper, whenever the law or the Constitu- 
tion does not suit their own particular de- 
sires. 

"This question goes far deeper than the 
mere question of the enforcement of prohibi- 
tion. It strikes at the very heart of free 
government. It joins the issue between lib- 
erty under law, on the one hand, and an- 
archy and tyranny, on the other. 

"The answer which the American people 
finally return to this new manifestation of 
the spirit of the Holy Alliance of 1814, in re- 
gard to the enforcement of the Eighteenth 
Amendment and the federal prohibitory law, 
must of necessity be the same answer which 
will be returned to the more vital question 
as to whether, after an experiment covering 
a period of ahnolst a century and a half, it 
is possible for a Democracy successfully to 
function, and as to whether, after all, a De- 
mocracy has the ability and the necessary 
vitality to secure obedience to- its own man- 
dates and thus perpetuate itself. 

"The present attitude of the liquor inter- 
est, in the effort to break down and nullify 
iLational constitutional prohibition, is not m 
any sense a new attitude. It is the historic 
attitude of the interests favorable to intoxi- 
cating liquors and the liquor traffic from the 
very beginning of the temperance movement 
in America. 

"When the liquor traffic was under license 
and regulation in the United States it boldly 
defied and openly disregarded all regulations 
and all prohibitions such as those involved in 
the Sunday closing law and the law against 
the seUing of liquors to minors and drunk- 
ards. 

"When the thousands upon thousands of 
townships and villages went under local pro- 
hibition, these same interests persisted m 
overriding the law and the pubUc will in 
such communities, by meaiLs of saloons and 
saloon influences extending out from county 
seat towns and cities. 

"Even after more than three-fourths of 
the counties of the United States had been 
placed in the prohibition column, these same 
interests, entrenched in the few remaining 
wet counties, in the industrial centers and 
the large cities scattered over the nation, 
baffled the proper enforcement of prohibi- 
tion in the counties, by reliance upon the 
technical provisions of ordinary state laws. 
When state after state adopted state-wide 
prohibitory laws, these same interests under 



the cloak of interstate commerce set at 
naught the laws of the sovereign states. 
When finally after a thirteen-year struggle 
before Congress, the interstate liquor ship- 
ment law was enacted and the interstate 
commerce cloak was stripped from these same 
intereists, they proceeded by other methods 
and various subterfuges still to defy the sov- 
ereign will of the people of the several states. 
And now that national constitutional prohi- 
bition has been made a part of the funda- 
mental law of the land, and the representa- 
tives of the people in Congress and in the 
state legislatures have decreed these same in- 
terests to be outlaws, they brazenly hoot at 
the sovereign will of the nation and at the 
institutions of Democracy, defy the law and 
attempt to nullify the Constitution itself. 

' ' Every American citizen today, in the 
very nature of the case, is lined up either for 
or against these interests. Under present 
conditions in the United States of America, 
there is, and there can be, no neutral ground. 
Moreover, membership in the crowd known as 
the liquor interests includes today not only 
the man who manufactures and the man who 
sells intoxicating liquors, but membership in- 
cludes every one who conspires in any way 
to break the law. 

"If the man who bribes a legislator is a 
criminal, if the man who corrupts jurors and 
manages to buy personal immunity for hiiu 
self is an outlaw either convicted or still :.t 
large, what is the man who pays a bootleg- 
ger to break the law and violate the Consti- 
tution of the United States, in respect to the 
Eighteenth Amendment? 

"The hoarse cry of license and anarchy, 
under the guise of so-called personal liberty, 
is merely the demand of the modem bureau- 
crat against the institutions of Democracy. It 
represents the attitude of the modern roaa 
hog toward others who travel the highway 
of liberty protected by government. It is 
the cry of the moral and social savage 
against the advance of civilization." 

Westerville, Ohio. 



HOSPXTALITY 

One day Tommy rushed into the kitchen 
crying out, "Mother, mother, there is an old 
woman down in the road sitting on a log; 
shall I set Pompey on her?" 

"Set Pompey on her!" said his sister. 
"What for?" 

"Oh! because," answered Tommy, looking 
a little shamed, "because — perhaps she is ,a 
thief." 

"Go out, Esther, and see if the poor wom- 
an wants anything. Perhaps she's tired with 
a hard day's travel among the mountains," 
said the mother. 

Esther ran down the green, and peeping 
through the gate, saw the woman resting 
under the shade of the old oak tree. 

"Should you like anything?" asked Esther. 

"Thank you," said the old woman; "I 
should be very thankful for a drink of 
water. ' ' 

Esther scampered back to the house for 
some cold water from the well, and hastened 
with it to the poor traveler. 

"I thank you," she said, after drinking. 
"It tastes very good. Do yon know what 



the Lord Jesus once said about a cup of cold 
water?" 

Esther was silent. 

"I will tell you. He said, 'Whosoever shall 
give to one of 'his people a cup of cold water 
only, in the name of a disciple, he shall in 
no wise lose his reward.' May the Lord 
himself bless you, little girl, as I am sure I 
do." 

And a happy feeling stole into the child's 
bosom at'' the old woman 's words, for the 
blessing of the poor upon her. — Child's 
Friend. 

If you want a world of light and no dark- 
ness, all calm and no storm, all peace and no 
strife, all life and joy aAd no sorrow and 
death, this is no world for you. But if you 
are willing to take this world as we find it, 
a vast and mysterious compound of light 
and darkness, calm and tempest, peace and 
strife, life and love and joy; death and loss 
and sorrow, then I call upon you to come and 
take your place here. Help God to remake 
the world. Here is your place, here is. your 
cause, and that cause cannot fail. — George A. 
Gordon. 



A CALL FROM SOUTHERN EDUCATORS 
AGAINST LYNCHING 

Eighty- three of the South 's leading educa- 
tors, including eight state superintendents of 
education, twenty-six presidents of state uni- 
versities and colleges, twenty-five presidents 
of other universities and colleges, and twen- 
ty-four college professors, recently issued to 
the American people the following appeal: 

' ' We the undersigned, engaged in the work 
of education, earnestly appeal to all citizens 
to exert their influence constantly and active- 
ly in condemnation of the crime of lynching. 

' ' We furthermore urge upon our State legis- 
lators and executives to enact, if necessary, 
and persistently to enforce, such laws as will 
tend to put a stop to this species of lawless- 
ness. ' ' 

Expressions Uke this by the leaders of opin- 
ion in the South must have a cumulative ef- 
fect. And it is not only the South where 
opinion needs to be educated in regard to 
lynching. 

SAPE-CRACKENG VS. TRUTH TELLING 

Ralph Chaplin, author of "Solidarity," at 
the Cooper Union Amnesty meeting the other 
night, told the story of a fellow prisoner at 
Leavenworth who was serving a cumulative 
sentence of fifty years. He had been safe- 
blower, robber and thug and had been sen- 
tenced many times for various crimes. One 
Christmas, after a petition for his pardon had 
been presented to President Harding and it 
looked as if he would be released, Chaplin, 
who was serving a sentence of twenty years 
for saying that if we entered the war there 
would be profiteering, said to the robber, 
"What are you going to do, John, when you 
get out?" 

John said, "I don't know; what did you do 
to get in?" 

Ralph told him. 

"How long did you get?" asked John. 

' ' Twenty years. ' ' 

"Well, I won't try your job; it's too dan- 
gerous. ' ' 



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JANUARY 2, 1924 



JOHNSTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA 
Third Brethren Churcli. 

The woik here is moving along very nice- 
ly in our new building and the membership 
has adapted itself to the new environment 
in a most fitting manner and it is evidenced 
by an increasing attendance at all services. 
Our Bible School Eally, Day was held on the 
2Sth of October and we had 225 present. Our 
fall Communion was held on November 4th, 
and with the largest attendance in the his- 
tory of the congregation. The Ministerial As- 
sociation, of this section of the city, of which 
the writer happens to be the president, 
planned a religious survey of our section, to 
be made in Novernber; about 60 women from 
the eight churches volunteered to make the 
canvass, which was done with credit to the 
ladies. 

This furnishes each pastor with definite 
information of the field and many objectives 
for a "follow up" campaign. Then fearing 
tliat the men and boys might feel that fhey 
Lad not been given enough to do, on Novem- 
ber 16th, a "Fathers and Sons" banquet 
was held, at which Elmer Keifor presided and 
addresses., were niade by Chester i'igart, H. 
H. Link, David Benshoff, and the writer. A 
ten-piece orchestra furiiished music for the 
occasion. The men and boys were so pleased 
\^^.th the meeting that it is now evident that 
similar meetings will be held regularly. 

The above mentioned orchestra is a part 
of the regular equipment of the- Bible school 
and is on the job, every Sunday morning and 
many other special occasions. 

On November 21st we organized a Teacher 
Training class to have their lesson after the 
mid-M'cek prayer meeting, inviting all who 
desire to attend, and the average attendance 
has been 43. A very, fine Christmas program 
was rendered on Sunday evening, December 
1:3rd, special features were the children's 
X^rominence and the Christmas numbers bv 
the orchestra. We will observe the week of 
prayer, in unison with the other churches in 
this section of the city, beg'inning Decem- 
ber 31st. 

We have two applicants for baptism and 
are claiming many more at the Throne of 
Grace. Certainly our day is one of increasing 
responsibility, but it is also one of glorious 
opportunities. Pray that we may know how to 
meet our responsibilities and use our oppor- 
tunities to glorify Him. 

L. 6. WOOD. 



MAKIANNA, PENNSYLVANIA 
The 2i)th of October we left the Kentucky 
mountains. It was hard for us to leave such 
a great and' needy field. The last Sunday be- 
fore we left we went to Krypton where we 
had been working for over three years. Many, 
people came out to see us before we left. 
The Baptist preacher dismissed his meeting 
so that his people could come to our meeting. 
The church was nearly full. From there we 
started, for Marianna, Pennsylvania, where 
we took charge of the Highland Brethrea 
church. The Lord has sent us to this place, 
we believe, and we have found the most 
liberal people here that we have ever met 



anywhere. A few days after we moved into 
oirr house, they gave us a great surprise. 
They brought one hundred quarts of fruit, 
flour, potatoes, groceries, coal, chicken, pigs 
and feed for them. Altogether they brought 
a,bcut one hundred dollars worth. We have 
had surprises before, but never like this one. 
J. A. KEMPEL. 



NEWS OF THE COLLEGE 

College is closed now for the holidays and 
most of the students are at their homes. A 
Gospel Team is making an itinerary east 
visiting the following churches, Gnelford, 
Ohio; Aleppo, Berlin, and Mastontown, Pa. 
They went by automobile. The men compos- 
ing this team are all fine Christian young men 
and will doubtless render the churches a good 
service. Also a team is assisting in a meeting 
at Euggies, Ohio. AU in all, there are six 
Gospel teams active this year. I suppose we 
lead all the Ohio colleges in this sort of work. 

Brother Yoder and family arrived in Ash- 
land last Thursday and paid the College a 



GREETINGS FKOM THE GRATIS 

DELEGATION 

By Mrs. Warren Williaims 

(Excprpts from an extended poetic appre- 
ciation of the town, the work, the home and 
the college at Ashland, on the occasion of the 
Ohio conference in October). 

Ashland, oh Asliland the beautiful; 

Was the thought that came to lue. 
As I woke on a still clear morning 

The first time its beauty to see. \ 

****** 

Beyond were the hills with their foliage 

Of red and of golden sheen. 
For autumn was there with her glory; 
The summer had fled with her green. 
****** 

But the thing that was dearest of all to me. 

The thing about^ which I shall dream, 
'Twas w-ithin the walls of those pretty 
homes — 
Hospitality reign supreme. 

****** 

Met a group of clean looking young students, 
Whp gave a smile and a friendly nod. 

You'll hear from those young folks in the 
future 
Marching on with the army of God. 

The quaint old chapel could not be replaced 
By a building more modern and fair. 

As we looked on the pictured face of Christ, 
We felt he was reigning there. 

As we went on our homeward journey. 

How we wished for coffers of gold. 
To lay at the feet of those noble men, 
To help them those young lives to mold, 
and build for a 
Greater Ashland College. 



Gratis, Ohio. 



short visit. We were glad to -gee them all. 
They will bo in this country for some lime, 
so we hope to have them here again. 

Dr. Bame has just returned from Bryan, 
Ohio, where he held a very successful meet- 
ing for Brother Biddle. 

Educational Day offerings are stiU coming 
in, making the total well over $7,000.00, just 
about twice as much as was given in any pre- 
ceding year. I earnestly hope that this does 
not indicate the peak but rather that from 
this on we may expect still more, for if the 
College is to, go forward, we must keep up the 
pace set. Many thingi; depend upon our do- 
ing so. We certainly dare not take a back- 
v\-ard step now. 

This leads me to say that we have invited 
a reinspeetion from Ohio State University 
sometime within the month of January. The 
last time they were here we were in the old 
building and things were not as presentable 
as they should be and so I asked them not to 
make public their findings. So in entering 
graduates and students into other universities, 
ive have been obliged to make special cases 
of them but that time is about over so we 
are expecting better rating this time. Since 
they were here, about three years ago, wo 
have a steam heating plant, a new building, 
a better equipped gymnasium, more books in 
the library, a better system of keeping rec- 
ords with filing cases, a full time registrar, 
electric lights in the dormitories, a graded 
athletic field with some bleachers, have car- 
ried through several very, successful athletic 
programs, were admitted to the training of 
High School teachers, brought the enrollment 
from about 125 to 225, equipped six rooms 
for Chemistry instead of one, three for 
Physics instead of one, five for Biology in- 
stead of a half of one, added a gi-owing room 
for green plants and living animak, Saturday 
classes of 32 instead of none, summer school 
enrollment more than doubled, increase in 
total income from about $12,000.00 to over 
$40,000.00, one more teacher about ready to 
take his Doctor's degree, added three teach- 
ers to the staff, bought 15 dozen tablet-arm 
recitation chairs, added much oifice equip- 
ment, made the College paper over from a 
monthly into a weekly, raised teachers' sal- 
aries, and have added and have in sight, 
something like $30,000.00 more endovirment, 
all of which ought to help our standing. I 
await the coming of this committee with a 
good deal of concern. 

The Choir rendered a very excellent Christ- 
mas program at the down-town service on the 
Sunday evening of Deoember 16th. The hail 
was full to overflowing. Quinter Lyon was 
the accompanist on the pipe organ. ■" 

The College recently received a booklet 
s-howing pictures and giving the progi'am rela- 
tive to the new Johnstown church. It has 
been in the reading room where it has at- 
tracted much favorable comment. 

The new Alumni Quarterly is ready for 
mailing. This was gotten out under the direc- 
tion of the Alumni organization. They, are be- 
ing sent to every congregation through the 
pastors. Please ask for one and read it 
through. 

EDWESr E. JACOBS, 



fTot. J. Alien ivliJ.ier,:r~- • ^^X. 
Grant Strtset, 16, 

Asnland, Ohio. 



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THE NEW FIRST CHURCH OF JOHNSTOWN. PENNSYLVANIA. 

This stately church, semi-Gothic in design, combining beauty and utility, is the most costly in the 
brotherhood, requiring the outlay of $160,000, all o{ which has been provided except $32,000. 

(See "News from the Field".) 



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TABLE OF CONTENTS 



Faith That Qannot Bo Shaken — Editor, 

Publication Day — Editor, 

Passing of a Great Preacher — Editor, 

Will Badio Displace the Pulpit — Editor, 

Editorial Eeview, 

Spiritual Advancement — Dr. W. S. Bell, 

Spiritual Life Department — Prof. J. A. Garber, 
Family Altars in the Homes — G. W. Kinzie, . . . . 
How Develop Church Loyalty — L. G. Wood, . . . . 



How Vitalize Prayer Service — E. P. Miller, . .■ 

The College Man and Woman — B. F. Porte, , 

Family Worship— -H. M. Oberholtzer, , 

Editor's Notes on Sunday Sc'hool Lesson, 

White Gifts— I. D. Blotter, 

Increased Church Attendance — Harold Singer, 

Junior Endeavor Notes — Lois Frazier, 

News from the Field, 12-15 

Business Manager 's Corner, 15 



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EDITORIAL 



Faith that Cannot Be Shaken 



In these days of religious controversy there is nothing more im- 
portant than that God's under-shepherds should seek to preserve 
the faith of those under their care unshaken in Jesus Christ as 
their Savior and Lord, and at the same time help them to keep 
sweet and true to the spirit an,d teaching of the: blessed Master. 
This, we are convinced, can be done without much difficulty in right 
and proper ways. But little help is afforded by those who rush into 
public .debate with those who would cast aspersion on Christ and 
his Word, as Dr. John Roach Straiton, a prominent Baptist preacher, 
did in New York City recently. We venture that about the most 
that Dr Stratton did was to 'help advertise the veiy issues he sought 
to humiliate. Such a debate is seldom conducted in a manner cal- 
culated to bring out the tnith, but to bring embarrassment to one 
side or the other. It is primarily a battle of wits and forensic 
skUl, and the shrewdest man wins, who in this case was tTie young 
Unitarian clergyman. Dr. Charles F. Potter. The faith of Evangel- 
ical Ohrilstians wias not strengthened, nor was the respect of the 
world for the true Christian faith increased any by this conflict, 
rather the spirit of bitterness and combativeness was engendered 
the more among Christ 's followers and the non-sympathetic world 
was amused or entertained, las if by an interesting game or battle. 

The faith that oannot be shaken is built and fortified by a dif- 
ferent process and is characterized by a different spirit. It is built 
more nobly. Things that will strengthen faith are things that are 
far more fundaiiiental and vital than arguments and sarcasm. 
Strengthen men's appreciation of Christ and his work and their fiaith 
will be strong. Help them to see and to know that it is through him 
that we have access to the Father and are enabled to rejoice in the 
riches of his grace, and encourage them to contemplate on all that 
Ohnst is to us and does for us, and they will not easily be disturbed 
by any destructive teachings that men may give forth. When the 
blessed privilege of coming into the holy presence of the Father and 
communing with him has been experienced, the life has a witness 
that nothing can gainsay. When the soul-rejoicing fact that men 
are justified by faith and given peace with God becomes a reality in 
the soul, there is an assurance that nothing can take away. 

Faith in Christ is made strong by the fact that he conies into the 
lives of those who accept him and so fully possesses them that they are 
completely transformed. Men who have Uved ignobly, henceforth 
live nobly, selfish men are made unselfish, greedy men are made open- 
hearted, the haughty and self-righteous are made to realize that 



they have no righteousnesis at all save through the grace of Jesus 
Christ. Old lives that delight in sin are completely made over so 
that they seek no longer their own but the Father's will; they are 
no longer their old sinful selves, but are new land noble persons. 
It was such a transformation that Paul knew wten he said, "I am 
crucified with Christ: nevertheless I Uve; yet not I, but Christ liveth 
in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh, I live by the faitb 
of the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me" (Gal. 
2:20). It is such scenes enacted on every hand that proves the real- 
ity of Christ's power and suppUes the greatest defense and bulwark 
of our faith. 

Again faith in Christ is strengthened by the sight of men walk- 
ing through life, not as uncertainly and aimlassly, but with the assur- 
ance and satisfaction of those who ha.ve a goal and are certain of 
arriving. They know that "if this earthly house of our tabernacle 
be dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with 
hands, eternal in the heavens" (2 Cor. 5:1). They are going thither- 
ward, and though they cannot see the end of the journey, they are 
not disturbed, for they "walk by faith and not by sight" (2 Oor. 
5:7). 

In the face of such evidence we need not fear that men will 
ever make headway against the Christ and his Gospel. Two thousand 
yeans of such conflict have proven the utter futility of any oppon- 
ent to do aught against Christ or to halt the onward march of Ms; 
Kingdom. Men and women in increasing numbers are being drawit 
to the exalted Christ and they cUng to him with a faith that is un- 
siaken and unshakable. The fact that men coming under the grip 
of Christ are freed from their sins and from the power of sin, and 
are given "an inheritance among them that a.re sanctified" proves 
more convincingly than any argument possibly could that he is the 
true Son of God. No storm of criticism or infidelity can destroy 
faith built on such evidence; it is inextinguishable and invincible. 



Publication Day Offering January 27 

Every Ohurcli Make a Payment on the New Buildtng 
There are many reasons we might produce for the church's sup- 
porting the Publishing House with its offerings, but the one we wish 
to point out just now is the responsibility of the church at large of 
seeing that its one and only publishing plant has a home, a place in 
which to do its work. It did authorize through its Publishing Boiard. 



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a few years ago the purctasing of a building that is both adequate 
and well located, a building that was erected especially to meet the 
needs of a newspaper plant. But the Publishing Company had little 
or no capital and of course had to borrow the money to buy the 
building. The church agreed through its delegates at General Con- 
ference that debt thus incurred should be paid through offerings 
received on a day set apart as Publication Day. For two years we 
have presented Pubbcation Day to the brotherhood, and some 
churches have responded and many have not; some have responded 
libertilly, doing all that could be aisked of them while others have 
given only the " lef t-overa " after every other offering and need has 
been met. The result is that very little has been done toward pay- 
ing the debt and stopping the heavy interest payments that are eat- 
ing up the profits. » 

Now it ought to be evident that neither the brotherhood nor 
the Publishing House aan realize any very great advantage from 
having its own home so long as it is encumbered heavily with debt. 
Until that burden is gotten rid of we cannot really be said to pos- 
sess our own publishing home. Every church that claims to be a 
part of the Brethren fraternity must shoulder a portion of this re- 
sponsibility, because the House belongs to the brotherhood. It is 
the debt of every congregation and of every individual member, and 
especially of those who have not given, or have not given ais they 
ought. The church more than any other institution or organization 
in the world ought to meet its obligations promptly and fully. And 
it ought to ,do so willingly. And we dare say that this is as sacred 
an obligation as the church ever accepted. Is it expecting too much 
then, that every church shall make a liberal offering to this purpose 
on Publication Day? Is it expecting too much, that every member 
isolated or not shall respond as generously as he may be able, and 
thus enable the church of which he is a part to meet this responsi- 
bility? We do not believe it is; and moreover, our faith in the loy- 
alty of the brotheAood eniables us to believe that there will be a 
response far beyond our expectations when once the matter is fully 
and earnestly presented to the various congregations throughout the 
land. In this the palstors, of course, are the key men. We must 
d;epend on them. And when they consider, as they may well do, 
w'hat might be accomplished with the interest money going into the 
hands of the money-lenders, in the way of perfecting our periodicals 
and building up a permanent church literature, we believe they will 
show themselves practically unanimously loyal on this matter. In 
the interest, then, of a debt-free Publishing House, we sound the 
slogan, "A liberal offering ti.om every chtucb ami every .Isolated 
inenil>ear." 



Passing of a Noted Preacher 

In the death of Dr. John Henry Jowett on December 19, 1923, 
in Surrey, England, the Christian world has lost one of its greatest 
preachers. He was one of the most widely known and best loved of 
all present day English preachers. He was for seven years pastor 
of the Mfth Avenue Presbyterian church in New York City. He 
returned to his native land to become rector of Westminster Chiapel 
in 1918 at the solicitation of King George and Lloyd George w<ho, as 
the New York Herald puts it, "were convinced that his moist useful 
work was among the people who could be much uplifted and cheered 
by his presence after the suffering of a long war. ' ' During his stay 
in New York his church was packed from the first service to the 
last, and during the latter part of his ministry, it is said that 
almost as miany were regularly turned away as found entrance into 
that great church which seated comfortably 2,000 souls. He was a 
quiet preacher, spealsing very thoughtfully but with great conviction, 
and he used such simple diction and such illuminating illustrations 
that no one failed to understand the most profound Christian truths 
las he presented them. His sermons and devotional articles have 
been so widely published in magazines throug'hout America that this 
great clergyman was known and will be mourned by countless thou- 
sands. 



Will Radio Displace the Pulpit 

The EELIGIOUS TELESCOPE says editorially, "When Mr. 
Babson talks on finance, he has a large and sympathetic hearing. 
When he puts down religion as the basis of public confidence which 
is necessary to our economic system, his statements command our 



approval. But, when he tells us that the radio will displace the pul- 
pit and the church, he will have to excuse us from following him into 
that vagary." And we give a hearty "Amen" to the "Telescope's" 
sentiment. It seems that every great man must have his off days, 
and it must be that Mr. Babson was having one of his when he gave 
expression to this prediction. When the radio is perfected so as to 
carry to the people the grip of the preacher's personality, the sparkle 
of his eye and the intei"pretation of his gestures; and when it is able 
to eonvey to those gathered around their home firesides a touch of 
the sacred atmosphere that pervades God's sanctuary, make them 
sense the Holy Spirit's sway as he takes possession of hearts gath- 
ered and engaging in common forms of worship, and impart the feel- 
ing of joy and inspiration that comes from the fellowship of kindred 
spirits, then, perhaps, we may talk about the radio supplanting the 
pulpit and the church. 



EDITORIAL REVIEW 

You will not fail to notice the Business Manager's Corner in 
this issue, and please do not forget to plan to take the Publieatiou 
Day offering at the proper time, namely, the last Sunday in Janu 
ary. 

A man's character is made by the ideals he cherishes, and ideals 
are determined by the things he sees and hears and conceives in our 
hearts. It makes a vast difference then, whether we look upon ob- 
scene pictures or listen to iU-suggestive stories a.nd remarks. They 
all will show up in life, and in our very expression and bearing. 

Brother A. B. Cover writes his first letter from his pastorate in 
the Mid-west district, and he finds the Falls City people going true 
to form in loyalty and co-operativeness. Nine souls have been 
added to the church since he took charge, and they are getting organ- 
ized to do even more efficient work in the departments than has been 
done in the past. 

White Gifts are coming in nicely according to the report of 
Brother Blotter, as you will notice on the Sunday School page. Doubt- 
less all Sunday schools have lifte,d their offering by this time, and 
it is henceforth simply a question of getting it sent in to the treas- 
urer. That ought to be a simple matter. It is a good plan to do such 
things promptly and then they will not be forgotten. Do it now. 

We agree with Brother F. G. Coleman that he has not over- 
crowded The Evangelist with his news letters, but we are mighty 
glad for the good letter that he gives us in this issue. He has been 
kept busy since he went to Sunnyside, Washington and the work 3s 
going forward, as we would naturally expect under his splendid lead- 
ership. Nineteen souls were recently added to the church as a re- 
sult of a union evangelistic meeting. 

We are publishing this week a "Spiritual Life Number" of The 
Evangelist and hope that it may be of help to our pastors in their 
endeavor to establish the Family Altar and the encouragement of 
the spiritual life in other ways. If any pastor, whose church is not 
sending The Evangelist into every home, desires copies of this issue 
to place in every home, please order them promptly. We can supply 
a limited number at three cents each in quantities. 

We hope the Junior Christian Endeavor societies are making use 
of Miss Frazier's excellent "Notes" on the Junior topics, which ap- 
pear on Christian Endeavor page each week. Every Junior society 
ought to have a copy of The Evangelist coming to the superinten- 
dent for use in preparing the programs and in the meeting. The 
Senior societies are aware, of course, that "Notes" on their topics 
are being written by Prof. C. L. Anspach and are published in The 
Angelus. We are very grateful for the splendid service that these 
talented Endeavorers are doing in the preparation of theise "helps." 

Our readers will be glad to get a view of the elegant new First, 
church of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and some features connected 
with it. The Johnstown Brethren are juJstly proud of this magnifi- 
cent structure. It is the result of the work and toil and prayers of 
years, and reflects credit on all who 'have had any part in the real- 
ization of this dream, as well as upon the efficient building commit- 
tee. Brother C. H. Ashman, the capable ond energetic pastor, is 
doing a splendid piece of work here and is leading this great church 
forward in various lines. 



Ashland Theological Library 



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THE BRETHREN EVANGELIST 



JANUARY 9, 1924 



GENERAL DIRECTOR 
W. S. Bell, Dayton, Ohio 

DIRECTOR OF EVANGELISM 

AND SECRETART-TREASURER 

A. L. Lynn 



PROMOTION PROGRAM 

Of the Brethren Church 



DIRECTOR OF SPIRITUAL LIFE 
J. A. Garber 

DIRECTOR OF STEWARDSHIP 

AND TITHING 

H. F. Stockman 



Spiritual Advancement 



By W. S. Bell, D.D. 



The most outstanding objective of THE PROMOTION 
PROGRAM is SPIRITUAL ADVANCEMENT in the 
Church. Upon this the entire program rests. The age in 
which we live is literally saturated Math materialism and 
this has its effect upon the church general. There is an im- 
perative need of a spiritual awakening. 

Church Machinery 

For the past several years special emphasis has been 
given to CHURCH MACHINERY, schools of methods, or- 
ganization work, divisions 



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and sub-divisions of depart- 
mental auxiliaries in the 
church, drives for money 
and otherwise to the extent 
that we have had more ma- 
chinery than we could keep 
oiled. 

We all believe in efficient 
and workable organization 
and the best methods. This 
is no reflection upon the ef- 
forts named, but it does 
seem to me that we have em- 
phasized methods and organ- 
ization above that which is 
far more fundamental than 
all these combined, which is 
A VITAIi E,ELATIONSHIP 
WITH GOD. 

No matter how perfectly 
constructed macMnery may 
be, it is valueless unless 
there is power to operate it. 
Power expx-esses the biggest 
thiugs we can conceive and 
power is the biggest thing in 
the operation of the Gospel. 
This Jesus emphasized when 
he said, "All power is given 
unto me" and again to his 
Disciples, "Ye shall receive 
power after that the Holy 
Ghost is come upon you." 
The greatest need in the 
church today is the power of 
the Holy Ghost operating in 
and through the ministry 
and laity of the church. 

Jesus' Formula 

The greatest school of 
methods is the school of Christ. The Divine program of 
church work is the most effective. Christ has laid down in 
the first chapter of Acts a very brief, but effective program 
for the operation of the Gospel. This includes three things 
that are fundamental to Christian efficiency, namely, CON- 
SECRATION, DEDICATION, ENDUEMENT FOR SER- 
VICE. 

Oonsecration 

This involves the complete surrender of the will and life 
to God, the seeking of his way and not our own, the glori- 
fying of Christ and not self, the crucifying of carnality and 



TEN REASONS 
For the|EstabIishment o£ the Family Altar 

1. It will send you forth to the daily task with cheerful 
heart, stronger for the work, truer to duty and determined 
in whatever is done therein to glorify God. 

2. It will give you strength to meet the discouragements 
the disappointments, the unexpected adversities and some- 
times the blighted hopes that may fall to your lot. 

3. It will make you conscious throughout the day of the 
attending presence of an unseen, divine one, who will bring 
you through more than conqueror over every unholy thought 
or thing that rises up against you. 

4. You will sweeten home life and enrich home relation- 
ship as nothing else- can do. 

5. It will resolve all the misunderstanding and Tolie\ e 
all the friction that sometimes intrudes into the sacred pre- 
cinct's of family life. 

6. It will hold as nothing else the boys and girls when 
thej^ have gone out from underneath the parental roof and 
so determine very largely the eternal salvation of your chil- 
dren. 

7. It will exert a helpful, hallowed influence over those 
who may at any time be guests within the home. 

8. It will enforce as nothing else can do the work of 
your pastor in pulpit and in pew and Istimulate the life of 
youi' church in its every activity. 

9. It will furnish an example and a stimulus to other 
homes for the same kind of life and service and devotion to 
God. 

10. The "Word of God requires it and in thus obeying God 
we honor liim who is the giver of all good and the soui'ce 
of all blessing." 



worldliness and a reaching forth unto God and liis right- 
eousness. The only means to these attaiinnents is through 
prayer and feeding on the AVord of God. What lungs are 
to the body, prayer is to the soul. Without breathing we 
would suffocate with self-poisoning. Without prayer we 
will die of self-strangulation. Through prayers we exhale 
self and inhale Christ. Prayer is vital to the spiritual life, 
without it there can be no spiritual power. What food is 
to the body, the Word of God is to the soul. The Word is 
quick and powerful in its operation in the heart of man. 

The TARRYING IN JERU- 
SALEM (waiting before 
God) is as necessary today 
as when the instruction was 
given to the disciples. 

Dedication 

Dedication of the life to 
the service of Christ and the 
cluu'ch should be given spe- 
cial emphasis in our preach- 
ing. All who accept Christ 
as Lord obligate themselves 
to him for service. Th-3 be- 
lievers are called SOL- 
DIERS, SERVANTS, MIN- 
ISTERS, LABORERS, 
TEACHERS, AMBASSA- 
DORS. There are no drones 
in his army, neither specta- 
tors nor guests. Every man 
who is called to salvation is 
CALLED TO SERVE. The 
teaching of definite ' service 
for every believer has been 
too much neglected. The 
responsibility of Christ's 
work rests equally on all be- 
lievers. There can be no 
strong spiritual life, without 
responsibilities and church 
work. What physical exer- 
cise means to the develop- 
ment of the body, so does 
the exercise and use of spir- 
itual gifts mean to the be- 
liever. I think one of the 
big things that should be 
taught by the laying on of 
hands is the dedication of 
the life for service to Christ 
and the church. 
Has God ever opened your eyes to the fact that you are 
called for service ? Are you giving your life to help win the 
Avorld to Christ? What are you doing and what place are 
you filling in Christ's program? You will never possess 
the joy and the po-iver of the Spirit of God in your life 
until this dedication is made. MAKE IT NOW. The one 
accord and one mind are WAITING UNDER GOD FOR 
ORDERS. 

Enduement 
Not according to social rank, degrees obtained, or pres- 
tige, but in proportion to our bemg in the mil of God and 



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our -vvillingness to be used. The disciples were called ignor- 
ant and unlearned men, but with this lack of earthly advan- 
tage they became the greatest instruments in the hands or 
God in doing the Lord's Avork. The Gospel is THE POWER 
OP GOD UNTO SALVATION, not man and his attainments. 
The Spirit of God alone produces new creatures in Christ 
Jesus. Not by power, nor by might, but by my Spirit, 
saith the Lord. 

The Spirit of God does not operate to magnify the con- 
ceit, pride pv greatness of man. He only operates through 
the lives of men, who are humble before God, who give the 
honor and glory to Jesus Christ and his Word. May we be 
empty of self and filled with Christ and the Spirit. Let us 
seek to GIVE CHRIST THE PRE-EMINENCE IN ALL 
THINGS. GET BACK TO GOD ; GET BACK TO CHRIST ; 
BACK TO APOSTOLIC CHRISTIANITY AND POWER. 

Dayton, Ohio. 

Spiritual Life Department 

By J. A.Garber, National Director 

While this Department does not stand first in the 
printed folder, announcing our new Promotion Program, no 
thoughtful student of church life would hesitate to place it 
in the veiy forefront of slogans. Perhaps those responsible 
for the phrashig and arrangement of the matter gave this 
particular department second place among the three depart- 
ments that it might appear central in the whole Program. 
Spiritual life is certainly near the heart of all genuine 
church life and activity, if, indeed, it is not the heart. 

Spirituality 

There is universal agreement as to the need and impor- 
tance of spirituality in the churches, but there are diver- 
gent views among the members thereof as to the nature 
and meaning of spirituality. This divergence in thought 
has always been characteristic of church people as the his- 
tory of the church clearly indicates. The varying historical 
view disclose four 

Characteristic Concepts 

Mysticism strongly emphasizes union with God, the 
imperishable sense of God in the soul, an iimer life of bless- 
edu'ess. While the mystic often represents ni?. admirals 
typ-e of spirituality, he tends to overdo the feeling of mys- 
tery, and frequently minimizes ritual, rites and means. A 
close second is pietism which, in its less discriminating 
forms strongly stresses feeling. The pietist, however, usu- 
ally seeks to give practical expression in song, exhortation 
and conduct to the religious emotions whicn he professes 
to enjoy. He would bring the whole of life under the sanc- 
tifying influence of religion. Over against him stands the 
ascetic. Asceticism has generally meant withdrawal from 
the world and others not of the same mind. Rigid self- 
denial can be observed best in the cloistered life. But the 
extreme ascetic forgets that he who denied himself most 
Avent about among all classes doing good. Rationalism 
Avould say that the spiritual is the rational. The emphasis 
is cliiefly upon reason. Such a life is frequently Avanting in 
spiritual ferA^or and zeal. 

Spiritual Mindedness 

That there is an element of truth contained in each of 
these vieAA's no fair-minded person avUI deny. The mistake 
has been to emphasize either of these conceptions as if it 
exhausted the truth. Nor is it surprising that various men- 
tal states and attitudes should be seized upon in a discus- 
sion of spirituality. When Jesus called upon the people to 
repent, he enjoined upon them the responsibility of chang- 
ing their Avay of thinking. When Paul sought to extricate 
early Christians from paganism he bade them to be trans- 
formed by the rencAving of their mind. He asked the Phil- 
lipians to cultivate the mind of Christ. In short the Ncav 
Testament conception of spirituality is spiritual minded- 
ness. Spiritual life of that type Avas born of faith in Christ 
and issued in obedience to him and loyalty to his cause. 



With those early Christians, their intellect assented to the 
truth ; their emotions approved its values ; their Avill yielded 
the final response. Thus the Avhole mind turned to Christ. 
Accordingly, spirituality embraces the whole of life. 
The division of life into the intellectual, emotional, volition- 
al, social, practical and the like is an arrangement of 
thought for clarity and couA^eniences, but not of life itseK. 
Life is a unit. And spirituality is not a mere department 
of life : it is a spirit Avith Avhich life is to be imbued, a prin- 
ciple by Avhich life is to be governed, a standard by Avhich 
all life is to be appraised, an attitude by which all men may 
be judged. This right relation of the human spirit to the 
Spirit of God gives color and character to the Avhole of 
man's life in all of its relationships. It tends to eliminate 
the obtrusive, artificial cleavage betAveen the so-called secu- 
lar and the spiritual. It bears fruit of its kind: love, joy, 
peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness meek- 
ness, self-control. The person Avho focuses his eyes upon 
Christ, partaking of his spirit, trusting his Father, seeking 
to do his righteous A^dll, abhomng Avhat Christ abhorred, 
loving Avhat he loved, striving to do as he did, Avorking for 
Avhat he Avorked — that individual lives the sipritual life. 

Use the Means 

The generation and cultivation of such a life among all 
persons is the perennial task of the church with the help of 
the Holy Spirit. Its first fruitful contact Avith dcA'eloping 
life is in the home : hence a Avholesome home religious spirit 
generated and cultivated in family felloAvship and devotions 
and permeating and sanctifying all the family relationships. 
Developmg persons need instruction and direction.- hence 
adeqtiate religious instruction for all ages. In addition to 
AA'hat is done in the home and church school Ave Avould rec- 
ommend the Pastor's Instruction Class. One such group 
(perhaps scA'eral) Avisely conditcted in each of our churches 
prior to the coming Easter Avould add numerical and spirit- 
ual strength to the church. Public Avorship and common 
felloAvship Avith those of like mind deepens devotion and in- 
tensifies enthusiasm: hence fidelity to all the regular ser- 
vices of the church, Avhich includes the communoin. He 
that would knoAv Avhether this doctrine be of (ioa or man 
mttst translate the truth into condtiet: hence loyalty to the 
teachings of Jesus in life and service. A htmdred per cent 
loyalty to his teachings Avill proA^e them to be the best sol- 
A'ent for all personal and social problems. Here are certain 
means Avith AvMch Ave may enrich the spiritual life of the 
church and so enable it to render the spiritual ministry that 
may be reasonably expected of it. Will pastors and clnirch 
leaders avail themselA^es of these means? Your directors, 
and others Avho graciously assist them, can only call atten- 
tion to these important matters. You folks in each church 
must capitalize on these means. 

Ashland, Ohio. 

How to Put Family Altars in the Home 

By George W. Kinzie 

There could not possibly be a more important or A'ital 
subject command the thought or attention of anyone than 
that upon Avhicli I haA^e been asked to Avrite. The sanctity 
of the home : the spirituality, — if not indeed the very exist- 
ence, — of the church; and the safety and character of our 
nation all depend upon the quality of the home life of our 
people. And this depends very largely upon the place and 
attention that is there giA^en to indiAadual and family devo- 
tions to God, Avhich is unthinkable apart from the family 
altar. 

It should not be necessary to AA'rite upon sttch a sub- 
ject as this for those who haA^e descended from Brethren 
homes. For stirely such a rich heritage as this, handed 
doA^ai to us by our forefathers, as it has been, should have 
been appreciated, and perpetuated by us, their children, to 
Avhom has been left the precious priAdlege of not merely per- 
petuating, but also of propagating, the glorious cause they 



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espoused. That it does seem necessary is not overly com- 
plimentary. Was it not Benjamin Franklin (?) who, after 
visiting in their homes, said of the Brethren, "every home 
is a house of prayers." Where, oh where, are those homes 
among us today, dearly beloved? What a pity that we 
should have fallen so far from such a noble example ! How 
many of our sons and daughters might have been saved to 
Christ and to our beloved church had we not failed at this 
most crucial point ! What we have lost as individuals, and 
as a church because of our negligence here, eternity alone 
will reveal. And what the cause, for which our Lord Jesus 
Christ bled and died, has suffered because of our selfishness 
and sin! May heaven pity us, forgive us, and call us to 
that repentance that shall bring us back to the place of 
peace, and holiness, and power, with God and Aidth men. 
While much has been lost forever, thank God we can get 
back, if we just will, and save much now and in the future 
that would otherwise be lost. 

If Ave are to succeed, however, in placing the family 
altar in the homes of our people, it is self-evident that those 
who would accomplish this, as any other worthy work, miust 
blaae the way with his OAvn torch. He himself must be 
"sold" sufficiently to practice in his own home the thing 
be attempts to get others to practice. 

But, not many get into our homes to be benefitted by 
the example we may set. Therefore, we must institute a 
campaign of education, in season, out of season, by Avhich 
our people may be led to realize what a blessed privilege it 
is to gather the family together at some hour during the 
day and listen to God as he speaks from some portion of his 
Holy Word^ and unitedly, as a family, to invoke his bless- 
ing and guidance upon the home, and the members of the 
household. They must realize, at least to some extent, 
what those who have no family altar lose in grace and 
power for the trying hour: how having one strengthens par- 
ents and children to do the right, and to be true. What 
blessed seasons of fellowship and communion with God are 
in store for those who sincerely approach his holy pres- 
ence from the family altar! And what a blessed memory 
for our children to carry with them through life, as they 
leave our homes; or as we are called to leave them. 

We pastors undoubtedly hold the key, and should, 
therefore be careful to emphasize the spiritual content of 
the Word, rather than social, economic, international ques- 
tions, or the "making ourselves solid" with our people by 
avoiding subjects on which our people need instruction, be- 
cause some may take offense thereat, or by our eloquence on 
unimportant subjects so hazily treated that our people do 
not know what we were talking about after we are through. 
There are so many fine examples in the Scriptures of the spir- 
itual wealth and poAver that have come to those who have 
been careful about their personal and family devotions, 
which cannot but create a strong desire in the heart of every 
child of God for a closer walk with God, and at the same 
time secure recognition of the family altar as one of the 
most effective means to that end. 

Teaching on this subject should not be confined to the 
pulpit alone, but should be given privately as well as pub- 
licly. For, while public addresses may induce a few to es- 
tablish family altars, no very great number will respona 
unless personally interviewed, or at least more definite 
effort put forth than merely calling attention to it publicly, 
though frequently. A most valuable suggestion for such 
definite action is made by the Family Altar League, (207 
South Wabash Avenue, Chicago. 'Illinois). They suggest 
that the congregation be divided into groups of tAvelve or 
fifteen families, (being mindful of geographical location j. 
with a leader for each group who should intervieAv each 
family in his group regarding the establishment of the fam- 
ily altar. 

In the educational campaign preparatory to making the 
drive, the distribution of appropriate literature will be most 
helpful. Such literature may he secured from the League 
referred to above. They also publish literature specially 
prepared to make the maintenance of the family altar easy 
and enjoyable, which would be of special helpfulness to 



those just starting. And now, we notice The Evangelist has 
started a column of suggestions, that will be a great help 
along this line. 

New Lebanon, Ohio- 



How Develop Church Loyalty 

By L. G. Wood 

This is the question of all ages, and one upon Avhich 
hinges 'evei-ything that is vital to the life and progress of 
the church. Loyalty is the key-note of all institutions and 
holds in its grasp success or failure. 

'When it comes to disloyalty to our government, Uncle 
Sam can use his strong arm and punish, put in prison, or 
even deport the anarchist. But not so Avith church disloy- 
alty, or the spiritual anarchist, for this is more difficult to 
detect and much different to correct. Instead of a "strong 
arm'" and a ' ''prison house" the church must use the per- 
suasive method of a Avann love and a convincing appeal. 

I. Teaching. The first requisite to the promotion of 
church loyalty is contained in a tAvo-fold proposition: TIhe 
teaching' function of the ministry, and the mieaning' of 
church membeiiTship. KnoAvledge generates enthusiasm and 
enthusiasm develops loyalty. The lack of church loyalty in 
every ease is traceable directly or indirectly, to a miscon- 
ception of Avhat the church IS. In order to appreciate the 
church, let us notice some things that it is not. It is not 
a social club. It is not a hotel lobby. It is not a social ser- 
A'ice commission. It is not an advertising agency. It is not 
a dispensai-y of sanitation, nor a clearing house for indus- 
trial troubles. Instead of being a club house it should be a 
power house, linked up to the almighty dynamo, the Holy 
Spirit, the divine source of light and life. I am glad to note 
that in our programs and movements we have scripturally, 
put "'Spiritual Life" first; and I am convinced that when 
a church is spiritually right Avith God, it Avill be socially 
right Avith man. 

The Bible contains many descriptive terms of the church, 
such as, "His Body," "Household of faith," "Household of 
God," "Habitation of God," "Holy Temple in the Lord," 
"Pillar and ground of the truth." Therefore we conclude 
that the church is not merely an organization but an organ- 
ism and the only divine institution on earth, Avhich purposes 
the salvation of men. To develop church loyalty, the church 
does not ask for sympathy, not even admiration, but identi- 
fication. \ 

We should not appeal to men from the standpoint of 
the church's need of men, but exalt the church as men's 
supreme need. The official board of a congregation once 
met to discuss Avays of advancing the Avork of the church. 

One, a banker, thought "a Avell arranged financial sys- 
tem" Avas the greatest need; another, "an eloquent preach- 
er"; another, "fine music"; another, "plenty of entertain- 
ment that Avill please the people." And so the expressions 
AA'-ent on, until a quiet brother Avas asked his opinion. Said 
he: "In my judgment the best thing to run a church Avitfi 
is religion." 

The membership must be made to realize that the 
church's real resources are spiritual and inexhaustible. 
Since Pentecost, life has groAvn complex and the contacts of 
tivities come to their OAvn. Just now, amid the shaking of 
Avorld powers and the confusion and the trembling expec- 
tance of men, it is imperative that the church comes to 
know its own heavenly, and unwasted treasures and show 
that it has been empowered by the Spirit of God Avith Avis- 
dom and might, Avhich nothing can resist. 

The church Avill never enjoy a full measure of loyalty 
from its members, until it convinces them that spirituality 
is not an uncanny distortion or abatement of manliness; 
that it does not take men out of the world but only gives 
them a larger life in a completer universe. 

II. Consistency. To develop loyalty a church must be 
consistent, (a) in organization, (b) in conduct, (c) in pro- 
gram, (d) in message. 



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The organization must be complete hut not complex; 
enough, but not too much. Every officer must know his 
work and every member must know and esteem the officers. 
The work of auxiliary organizations must be clearly defined 
and free from duplication. The conduct of church life both 
in business and ivorship must be according to good business 
principles and the highest ideals and in sincerity, simplicity 
and spiritualty. To develop loyalty we must have a pro- 
gram, not the stereotyped knd, but a simplified line of at;- 
tivities, mth certain worthy objectives and a supreme aim. 
By keeping such a program in the forefront every member 
may realize that they are not merely "beating the air" but 
that they are getting somewhere. 

The biggest thing about the church is that Divine en- 
trustment, — her message. In this there must be no uncer- 
tain sound, for we are certainly living in a day, -^vhich de- 
mands of the church a clear cut statement as to her position 
on all spiritual issues. Love is the dynamic of all church 
church people have multiijlied. Christians have become 
familiar with the forms of worldly power, and accustomed 
to the use of them, and it is not easy to recognize spiritual 
resources and the efficacy of strictly spiritual means. 

But no attempt to give the church its true place in the 
hearts of the people and promote the announcement of the 
message it has from Christ will succeed without this realiza- 
tion. In no other way can agencies and programs and ac- 
aetivities, and the apostle says: "Let love be without hy- 
pocrisy" (Rom. 17:9). 

Again, as to the message: "Preach the Word" (2 Tim 
4:2). "The prophet that hath a dream, let him tell a 
dream ; aiid he that hath my word, let him speak my word 
faithfully. Wliat is the chaff of the Avheat? saitli the Lord 
(Jer. 23:28). The chaff message will not makfe WHEAT 
Christians. 

If our "Promotion Program" develops loyalty in our 
church, it must be done through the preaching of the 
WORD ; not only in generalities, but also the specific doc- 
trines held sacred by the Brethren. Then Ave must preach 
the Word, not only on "spiritual regeneration," but also on 
"baptism" Avhich symbolizes that great doctrine. We must 
preach the word on "spiritual cleansing," and also on 
"feet washing" which symbolizes that great teaching. We 
mnst preach the Avord on the "felloAvship of saints" and 
"union Avith Christ" and also upon the "Lord's Supper" 
and the "Communion" AVhich are constant reminders of 
those teachings. These symbols are to be kept inA'iolate 
until that Avhich they symbolize are fully realized. And 
this Avill be at his coming Avith poAver and glory, — "till he 
come." 

These great teachings, including their symbols, are 
based upon the one foundation, Avhich includes, the Deity 
of our Lord, his substitutional death, his victorious resur- 
rection, the descent of the Holy Spirit and his coming again. 

The future of the church is guaranteed by him AA^ho 
gave himself for it, for said he: "The gates of hell shall 
not prevail against it;" The prophet also guarantees the 
Message: "The Avord of the Lord shall not return unto him 
void, but it shall accomplish that AA-hereunto he sent it." 

The out-called body of true believers avUI be completed 
Avhen its glorious destiny Avill be consummated, united to 
him Avho is the head, that it may be the fulness of him that 
filleth all in all (Eph. 1:23) "A glorious church, not haAdng 
spot, or AA-rinkle, or any such thing" (Eph. 5:27). 

Let us rencAv our love for the church and Avith an in- 
creasing loyalty to her message, may Ave behold her beauty 
as the Avaiting bride of the Lamb. 

JohnstoAAOi, Pennsyh^ania. 



THE COMING LIFE 

She shall teach thee that the dead have slept 
But to Avaken in more glorious forms. 
And that the mystery of the seed's decay 
Is but the promise of the coming life. 



How Vitalize the Prayer Service 

By R. Paul Miller 

The prayermeeting is the lungs of the church. Prayer 
is the spiritual life-breath of the Christian. Therefore the 
greatest of attention must be given to the prayer life of the 
church, that it should not be Aveak and void of power, but 
vitally effective. True prayer changes things — it gets re- 
sults. When Moses prayed for Israel, the nation was 
spared; when Elijah prayed for fire he got fire; Avhen Dan- 
iel prayed for understanding, he Avas given it; Avhen the 
early church prayed for Peter's freedom, he Avas delivered 
from the prison Avails. True prayer DOES bring to pass 
that which Avould not have otherAvise been accomplished. To 
have every church Avith a prayer service filled Avith such 
power is not only our desire but our necessity of Life in 
God's sight. Now, hoAv are Ave to vitalize the prayer sei-- 
vice? 

FIRST, THOSE WHO PRAY MUST NOT ONLY BE- 
LIEVE IN, BUT PRACTICE HOLY LIVING. Psalm 66: 
18 says, "If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord AA-ill 
not hear me." Universal testimony bears out this fact. To 
build up a large body of holy living people requires long, 
faithful and consistent teaching and training together Avith 
effective requirements. Great and constant stress must be 
continually brought to bear upon the absolute necessity of 
the NcAv Birth and its evidences (2 Cor. 5 :17) as contrasted 
Avitli a mere empty church membersliip, or idea of reforma- 
tion. A compromising, careless-living people AAdthout set 
couAactions of conduct, limiting their sphere of social and 
business activities in this godless world Avill not be able to 
pray so that God aa'IU ansAver. Prayer AA'ith stich a people is 
an unpleasant requirement that has to be gone through Avitli 
in order to keep up a religious profession. The price of 
poAver in prayer is holiness (2 Cor. 6 :14-18) 

SECOND, THOSE WHO PRAY MUST BELIEVE 
THAT GOD NE\':ER FAILS TO KEEP HIS WORD. This 
faith must be shoAAOi not only in teaching but also by ex- 
ample. To preach that " 'V\TiatsoeA''er ye ask of the Father 
in MY NAME he shall give it to you." John 15:16, Avith- 
out setting a living example before the people of faith in 
that A^ery truth AAdll not gain much results. They must be 
made to see by every means that it Avould be easier for the 
sun to fall from his heavens than for one Avord of God's 
promises to fail. One of the greatest reasons Avhy so much 
prayer is a mere mouthing of Avords instead of vitalized 
contact Avith God, is because too many preachers are urg- 
ing their people to do much of that Avhich they do little of 
themselves. The people are quick to detect the AA'eakness of 
an appeal to prayer that has not the poAver and couAdction 
of a life of prayer behind it. It Avould do us all good to 
read 1 Timothy 4:12 daily, and to be exercised by it. We 
Avould soon see the result in the prayer-life of the people 
being vitalized. • 

TIHRD, THOSE WHO PRAY MUST FEEL THE RE^ 
SPONSIBILITY UPON THEM TO THE MINISTRY OF 
PRAYER. Paul the Apostle felt that responsibility deep in 
his soul. "For God is my Avitness — that without ceasing I 
make mention of you ahvays in my prayers (Romans 1:9). 
It is just as much the part of the life of the true believer to 
pray daily for himself, his famUy, his friends, saved and 
unsaved, the Avork of God in his OAvn church and on the 
mission field', as it is to attend church and give to its Avork 
from his ability and service and means. The best means to 
keep earnest vital prayer-life in the prayer service is to 
keep the needs of others, the struggles of the missionaries, 
the need of a revival in every heart, constantly tefore the 
people. NoAv, accomplish holiness in the lives of the peo- 
ple; instill absolute faith in the promises of God; set an 
example of faithful prayer-life before them; and keep them 
informed and burdened Avith the needs of all, and you will 
experience vitalized prayer services. 

Philad'elphia, Pennsylvania. 



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THE BRETHREN PULPIT 



The College Man and Woman and the Call for Christian Workers 

By R. F. Porte 

{Address delivered before College Students and Ohio Conference at Ashland, October 18. 

Published in Tivo Parts. Part II) 



I 



Our colleges, especially our Christian colleges, exist for 
the purpose of equipping young men and women for the 
needy places in the world. The emphasis of the Christian 
college as a real factor in preparing young people to answer 
the call of a needy world is by no means misplaced. One 
of the greatest acquirements of my years in college has been 
the fact that I came in contact with Chrisfian professors 
who believed in salvation by faith in Ciirist and who dem- 
onstrated their faith by their life. The acquiring of facts 
is incidental to the greater task of being able to sift out the 
wheat of knowledge from the chaff. There is no doctor 
who can find the clew in books to diagnose a particular ail- 
ment, it is his ability to prod^^ce 
his OAvn decision in the matter and 
out of his store of knowledge of 
the various physical reactions of 
drug's to choose the remedy. His 
skill as a practitioner depends up- 
on his conclusion plus the result. 
If a college man or woman should 
discard faith in Christ as Savior 
what would he substitute in its 
stead? During the centuries hu- 
manity has suffered and no- physi- 
cian has yet been able to bring 
healing. The faith of our Lord 
Jesus Christ about 2000 years ago 
was offered as the only cure, will 
not enlightened people master the 
claims of Christ for themselves 
and take them to the suffering 
world. I make bold to suggest 
that a college course is not com- 
plete without a thorough know- 
ledge of the English text of the 
Bible. The efforts of men outside 
of the Bible have ended in disas- 
terous failure. There never was 
exhibited such a colossal failure of 
human effort to regulate society as 
today. Man has absolutely failed 
and the only hope of the future is 
Divine aid. The work of future 
college grad'uates will fall into two 
groups, either mastery of man's 
theories of government or the mas- 
tery of God's Avay of dealing with 
the world as recorded in the Bible. There are very few 
people who have mastered the technique of Biblical inter- 
pretation and know the text. 

I was greatly impressed during my days at Ashland by 
a true instance related by one of the professors at chapel 
one day. A yoimg man gradtiated from an Ohio college 
with considerable honor. He was very popular and had 
many friends. A position was opened to him in his chosen 
profession by one of the large corporations. It was a chance 
of a lifetime, replete with possibility of advancement ; a 
great remuneration. This young man refused the offer to 
the amazement and chagrin of his friends. The reason was 
that he knew he couldn't fill the position and he didta't de- 
sire it to be known. What a tragedy to a life ! He went 
through college, passed his tests and failed in the world call 
for his particular profession. It is a greater tragedy when 




MAKE YOUR HOUSE 

A Home! 

The Home — that very significant and 
imperative institution Avith its various 
membei's : father, mother, sisters and 
brothers, of individual aspiratioiLs and 
tribulations — can be an ember or a 
flame in the great work for the "Light 
of Truth." 

In the Poorest Homes, fuel and food 
are provided for the physical needs. 
HoAv much more essential, then, is sus- 
tenance for the soul, whose goal is eter- 
nal wisd'om and life? 



college men and women come from college with no respect 
for the church and Christ. I know the baneful influence of 
college bred men and women who are irreligious. This fair 
land of ours is either going to get rid of her intellectual 
bolsheviks or we will taste the bitter cup v^hich Europe is 
tasting. There is only one brotherhood and that is by the 
cross. Brotherhood and sisterhood is the result of birth, 
and the greater brotherhood and sisterhood is the result of 
a rebirth into a Christ life. If you are expecting brother- 
hood by educational theory you can wait until the Ku Klux 
lOan and the Knights of Columbiis play base ball with a 
negro umpire for the benefit of the Jews. Let us not bulla 

towers of Babel but believe God. 
'Y The world is calling for Avorkers 
I and especially for trained capable 
I workers and naturally is turning 
! toward the colleges. The influence 
I of our colleges upon the Avorld is 
I marvelous, even to the spreading 
I of philosophic thought as a type 
j of conduct. Particularly has this 
I been true in respect to religious 
I thought. The type of Philosophy 
of Religion taught in many of our 
colleges is the attitude of a large 
host of people outside of college. 
! Graduate ministers, public speak- 
j ers have carried the materialistic 
I street. There is at present, a hes- 
I itancy on the part of the world, to 
I be so eager to accept the material- 
I istic view of things. Materialism 
i has brought more sorrow because 
f of the wrong uses to Avhich it has 
I been applied by evil men. It may 
I be truly said at present that the 
I world is in the greatest state of un- 
I certainty and perplexity. The 
I tilings in which Ave trusted have 
! failed us and noAv is a time to urge 
I the claims of Christ. If humanity 
I Avould acknoAvledge its failure this 
I could be much easier accomplished, 
I but there are good reasons for be- 
,♦> lieving that humanity is not Avill- 
ing to acknoAvledge defeat but Avith 
one more trial all so-called civilization will plunge into com- 
plete Avreck. 

The future leadership of the Avorld should be devoutly 
Christian. The Avork of the Gospel Teams in our Christian 
colleges is setting the right signal for the trend of all our 
Christian educated men and Avomen. We cannot expect to 
saA^e all manldnd any more than the states can educate all 
her citizens to travel the highAvays carefully. The Avork I 
seek to urge is that our truly enlightened men and women 
shall seek to develop and crystallize a group of distinctively 
Christian characteristics. The present failure of the great- 
er body of the Christian church is due to emphasis upon ex- 
tensity to the neglect of intensity. World-AA-ide Aasion must 
not make us to forget to cultivate the field in Avhich we are 
located. America cannot saA^e the Avorld or help the Avorld 
unless America herself be anchored to things which are cer- 



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tain. The leadership of the church cannot be potential for 
the bringing of people to Christ if these leaders are not 
thoroughly grounded and convicted of God's truth concern- 
ing sin, salvation, and the future life. A Christian Avho can- 
not stand solidly and firmly upon God's revelation cannot 
help other struggling lost souls. It is evident that the 
efforts of many woTold-be workers for the establishment of 
God's Kingdom, are not accomplishing much result. There 
is a practical reason foi the fact that the multitudes go to 
other places rather than the Christian church. We may 
blame the decline of the home influence but before the 
home declined the heads of the homes were not nourished 
with the proper spiritual food. The sources from which the 
multitudes drew their type of leadership must necessarily 
be of the right sort. The label placed upon world leaders 
is not so important as the character of the leadership. Chris- 
tian leadership is very loosely used and often fails to meet 
the te-st of Christ. Therefore it would seem ^vise that w« 
take care to learn from the greatest of lives, the Life of our 
Lord. 

The question of college trained leaders and the call of 
the world in relation to the Brethren Church is worthy of 
this passing notice. The greatest thing in the Brethren 
Church is her platform. Her equipment may not rival that 
of some other fraternities. Her great and influential posi- 
tions may B'e very few as compared to some other fraterni- 
ties; but what does she stand for" Is the claim of the 
Brethren church worth-while? After the centuries of man- 
made creeds and philosophies which have decidedly failed, 
surely the claim of the Brethren Cliurch to the student seek- 
ing advancement deserves some careful thought. Personally 
I believe the Brethren Church has voiced and still does 
voice the program to which the more thoughtful and devout 
religious leaders will turn. Indeed, they have already 
turned in matter of peace, in the matter of reverent accep- 
tance of the inspiration of the Scriptures. I voice the sen- 
timents of many of my bretTiren when I state that it would 
be a grand thing if we could develop among our people in- 
tellectual and spiritual giants to champion the program of 
the Brethren Church as voiced in General Conference of 
1916. However good may be the program, and however 
good the people who accept it ; we do need outstanding men 
and women of faith and initiative to push this good work. 
Our program is big enough but are we as men and women 
big enough to handle our job? The need of the world is too 
apparent, but the workers are few. I have never forgotten 
the wise instruction of our oa^ti Dean when he told a group 
of theologs. "Boys, don't be looking after the big churches 
in the brotherhood but go out and make a place for your- 
selves." If more of us would do that we would double our 
membership and influence within a very few years. We 
lack initiative and faith in our cause to push it with neces- 
sary vigor to vnn success. My impression of all the churches 
is that they have lost the .■spirit of their founders and hence 
lack the energy to carry the banner forward with success. 
There is too much "trench fighting" against sin and not 
enough attack within the enemy's territory. In our own 
college I hope the spirit to ^vin for the church will become 
a part of the training of our future leaders. College snirlr 
and loyalty should become Brethren spirit and loyalty after 
you graduate. 

My closing word in the light of my subieet i« this, the 
present need of the world constitiites a clarion call to well 
trained, clean. Christian young men and women. You are 
to have a positive faith in the certainties and realities of 
God's revelation to the world and the power and wisdom to 
interpret this message to a lost world. If scientists could 
chase the yellow fever out of Panama, a knowledge of the 
Christ who healed the sick and forgave sins will point- the 
way to moral victory and salvation for the race. If yon 
cannot have faith enough in the program, of the Brethren 
Cliurch to nut your life in it, what assurance will you have 
that you will iri any other place ? Let us each and all study 



to harmonize our efforts and increase our capacity to make 
the program of our beloved church a vital and lasting in- 
fluence in the world. 
Pleasant Hill, Ohio. 



FAMILY WORSHIP 

and the Quiet Hour 



Stmday— Mark 16:1-11; Acts 20:7; Rev. 1:10. 

This is the Lords' Day. On this day Jesus arose from the 
dead, "bringing life and immortality to light." It is a 
great day that is too much neglected and abused. Let us 
rejoice afad be glad on this day, but let our rejoicing be in 
the Spirit. Let it be a day of worship and spiritual recrea- 
tion, rather than a day of revelry and carnal pleasure. 

Pray that the Lord's Day may be kept as the Lord in- 
tended and tliat the endangering influences may be over- 
come. 

Monday — Romans 1:16-32; Ps. 1. Evangelistic ser- 
vices are now being held in many places. Let them be sup- 
ported and aided by prayer at the family altars and in our 
personal devotions. Think of the ruin wrought in the 
world by sin and of the awful condition of the sinner. With- 
out Christ the sinner is hopelessly lost, but by the grace of 
God he may be saved. 

Pray for a more sympathetic interest in the lost. 

Tuesday— John 3:16; 10:1-18; Matthew 16:26. 

Consider the value of a soul. The salvation of a soul cost 
the sacrifice of the Son of God. Jesus freely laid dowai his 
life that men might be saved. What are we giving and 
doing to save the lost? 

Pray for a pr»per appreciation of the value of souls 
though blackened by sin. 

Wednesday — Acts 4:8-12; John 6:32-51. Jesus is the 
only Savior. Without him everyone is absolutely 
helpless and hopeless. He is the true bread of life. Only 
by him is the soul nourished in righteousness. How urgent 
that men may know him. 

Pray that pastors and evangelists eveiy^vhere may hold 
up Christ as the sufficient and only Savior from sin, and , 
that they may have the earnest co-operation of the laity in 
their endeavors. 

Thursday — Romans 10:1-15. Oh, for an ardent 
desire, in the hearts of all Christians, for the salvation of 
the lost, whether they be kin-folk, fellow countrymen, or 
strangers. Let the desire be put into action. Most people 
who are saved have been brought to Christ through the , 
personal invitation of someone. "How beautiful the feet 
of them that bring glad tidings." 

Pray for a deeper personal interest in the unsaved. 

Friday — John 4:27-38. Ripe harvests are standing 
unreaped today because many have not lifted up their 
eyes to s«e them. Their attention has been too much on 
self and on the things of the world. They mil receive no 
M-ages. The joy of soul-wmning is not theirs. 

Pray for reapers to be sent into the Lord's harvest and 
be ready and willing to say, "Here am I, send me." 

Saturday— 2 Corinthians 5:11-21. We are not saved 
merely for our personal satisfaction, but we are saved to 
serve. The love of Christ should constrain us to the most 
earnest endeavor. 

Pray for the constraining love that will surmount 
every difficulty and overcome every hindrance. 

H. M. OBERHOLTZER, Columbus, Ohio. 



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JANUARY 9, 1924 



SEN1> 
WHITE GIFT 
OPFEEING TO 



THE SUNDAY SCHOOL 



L D. SLOTTER 

Treasurer, 
Ashland, Ohio 



Editor's Notes On the Sunday School Lesson 

Moses Called to Deliver Israel 

(Lesson for January 20) 



in the 



M. 

T. 
W. 
T. 
F. 

S. 
S. 



Devotional Reading — Psalm 130. 

Lesson Material — Exod. 1:1 to 12:36. 

Frtinted Tesrt— Exod. 3:1-12. 

Goliien Text — By faith Moses, when he 
was grown up, refused to be called the son 
of Pharaoh's daughter; choosing rather to 
share ill-treatment with the people of God 
than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a sea- 
son. Hebrews 11:24, 25. 

DaUy Home Bihle Readings 

Moses Called .to Deliver, . . Exod. 3.1-12 
The Birth of Moses, Exod. 2:1-10 

Moses' Flight to Midian, Exod. 2:11-25 

Moses Faces Pharaoh, Exod. 5:1-9 

The Last Plague Threatened, 

Exod. 11:1-10 

The Passover, Exod. 12:1-11 

The Cry of the Captive, Psa. 130 

THOUGHTS ON THE LESSON 
Introductory 
The word Exodus means the going out or 
departure of the Israelites from Egypt. 
Moses is the outstanding figure in the book, 
and t'he leader in God's hands for the lead- 
ing out of his people. The book takes up the 
record at the death of Joseph and continues 
it to the building of the tabernacle by Moses. 
It falls into thi'ee divisions: (1) Preparation 
for the Deliverance, cc. 1-11. (2) The De- 
parture and the Journey to Sinai, co 12-19:2. 
(3) The Sojourn at Sinai, ce 19:3-40. 

A Mother Ontmts the King 

The rulership of Egypt probably changed 
dynasties twice siAce the days of Joseph, the 
Pharaohs of whose day were likely the Hyk- 
sos, or invaders who had conquered Egypt. 
Later the native Egyptians rose in rebellion 
and placed their own king on the throne. An- 
other revolution placed the Eameses dynasty 
in power, during which the oppression and 
exodus occurred. The finst four important 
members of this dyniasty were Barneses I, 
Seti I, Rameses II, and Merneptah, the third 
being the Pharaoh of the oppression and 
Merneptah the ruler at the time of the Ex- 
odus. Because of the growing power of the 
Israelites, the Egyptians began to fear them 
and to be jealous of them. They persecuted 
them and tried to retard their prosperity and 
growth in numbens, but in vain. At length 
Pharaoh ordered all male children born to the 
Israelites to be killed, thinking to exter- 
minate them. A certain Hebrew woman of 
the tribe of Levi after hiding her babe as 
long as possible, placed it in .a tiny ark on 
the river's edge where t'he king's daughter 
came to bathe. The princess found the weep- 
ing babe, took it to be her son, secured its 
mother to be its nurse and Moses grew up in 
the king's court and was educated in all the 
learning of the Egyptians. Thus God pre- 
pared for himself a leader. 



Moses Impulsive, Lacks Self-Control 
Moses had learned much in the schools of 
the Egj'ptians, but . he had not learned self- 
control. In a fit of rage one day he slew an 
Egyptian and fled into the wilderness of Mid- 
ian for safety, where he spent another forty 
years in God's great school, learning humil- 
ity, self-control and developing a sense of 
God's presence and a dependence upon him. 
He also became acquainted with the country 
into w'hich he was later to lead the Israelites, 
for it was about the well-known Mount 
Sinai that Moses was herding his father-.lu- 
law's fiocks when Jehovah spoke to him fi-om 
out the burning bush. (Sinai was also called 
Horeb, which probably referred to t'he large 
central mass of mountains of which Sinai 
was a special mountain peak). 

Moses Commissioned 
Moses had lost his impulsiveness and self- 
confidence when the Lord called him to the 
leadership of the Israelites. He felt himlself 
incompetent and was reluctant to undertake 
so great a task. God showed him that he was 
not to go in his own strength or name, but 



name and strength of him who was 
the^ God of the Israelites. Still Moses was 
hesitant and persisted making ejxouses. But 
the divine constraint was compelling and he 
was finally brought to undertake, with the 
assistance of his brother, Aaron, the task of 
helping God save Israel. Just so 'God is call- 
ing men today to preach the Gospel, to go 
as missionaries to some foreign land, and 
they hesitate and make excuses. 

He Begins the Task 

Moses finally realized that it was God who 
was undertaking t'he deliverance of Israel 
and that he was only his instrument, but 
that his co-operation was necessary. In this 
consciousness he and Aaron entered the 
court of Pharaoh and demanded in the name 
of their God the release of their fellow-coun- 
trymen. But the Pharaoh was not so easily 
to be deprived of his profitable slaves. But 
God plied the king through Moses and Moses 
plied him through God in the successive 
plagues, and thus, God and man working to- 
gether, Pharaoh was brought to terms and 
the Israelites got started on their way to free- 
dom. So God has ever needed men (for thus 
he has planned) through whom he can work 
out his redemptive purposes in the world. 
And we realize the glory of it more today 
than ever, — that we are become workers to- 
gether with God. 



Following are the contributions, 
December 26- January 3, inclusive: 

Mr. & Mi-s. E. A. Swinehart, 

Wooster, O., 

Martinsburg, Pa., S. S., 

Manteca, Cal., church, 

Aaron Showalter, Adrian, Mic'h., 

Portis, Kansas, church, 

Meyersdale, Pa., S. S., 

Muncie, Ind., S. S., 

Goshen, Ind., S. S., 

Ft Scott, Kansas, S. S., 

Udell, Iowa, S. S., 

A Member, Belief ontaine, O., . . 

Eittman, O., S. S 

Thomas Gibson, Bakersfield, Cal., 
Hig'hland Church, Marianna, Pa- 
Listie, Pa,, church and S. S., . 
Raystown, S. S., Saxton, Pa., . 
Center Chapel, S. S., Peru. Ind., 
J. W. Beer, Nickerson, Kans., 

Masontown, Pa., S. S., 

Warsaw, Ind., S. S., 

Lanark, 111., church and S. S., 
Yellow Cieek, S. S., Hopewell, Pa. 
S. S., First Ch., Johsntown, Pa., 
Milledgeville, 111., church. ...... 

AVashington, D. C, S. S., 

Corinth Ch., Twelve Mile, Ind., 

Sergeantsville, N. J., S. S., 

Sterling, Ohio, S. S., 



White Gift Offering 

SECOND REPORT 

received Brush Valley S. S., Adrian, Pa., 



9.00 



5.00 

16.00 

124.15 

3.00 

15.27 

101.83 

15.89 

75.00 

15.16 

10.00 

3.00 

14.53 

2.00 

30.00 

7.00 

16.85 

6.93 

5.00 

30.00 

26.00 

100.00 

18.00 

114.30 

72.25 

110.89 

22.30 

17.00 

8.70 



Total, $ 995 05 

Previously reported, $ 561.81 



Grand total, $1,556.8 

IRA D. SLOTTER, Treasurer, 
44 West Third St., Ashland, Ohio. 



OPPORTUNITY 

By John James Ingalls 

"Master of human destinies am I; 

Fame, love, and fortune on my footsteps 
wait. 
Cities and fields I walk; I penetrate 
Deserts and seas remote, and passing by 
Hovel and mart and palace — soon or late 
I knock unbidden once at every gate! 

"If sleeping, wake — if feasting, rise before 
I turn away. It is the hour of fate, 
And they who follow me reach every state 
Mortals desire, and to conquer every foo 
Save death; but those who doubt or hesitate, 
Condemned to failure, penury and woe. 
Seek me in vain and uselessly implore. 
I answer not, and I return no more!" 



Each day sheuld be distinguished by at 
least one particular act of love. — Selected. 



JANUARY 9, 1924 



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J. A. GABBER, President 
J. F. Iiocke, Associate 
Ashland, OUo. 



Our Young People at Work 



GLADYS M. SPICE 
General Secretary 
Canton, Ohio. 



Increased Attendance at Church Services 

By Harold Singer, in C. E. World 



A survey of the cturches will find most of 
them, well filled at the morning service; the 
evening service with just a small percentage 
of the members present, and the percentage 
at the midweek service very, very lo"w. In- 
creasing attendance at church services is a 
big problem with most pastors and church 
leaders. 

Not long since I listened to a pastor tell- 



The Friends-oI-Christ 
Campaiin. 

Section I. In the Church. 

Item I. Loyalty to the Church. 

. a. Increase attendance ot 

church services. 



ing about a gre.at number of churches that 
had dropped the mid-week service because so 
few were present. He asked his Wednesday 
evening ' ' faithful few ' ' whether they 
thought it worth while to continue. They 
discussed the matter for some time, but each 
insisted that the mid-week service must go 
on. The pastor then told them that his res- 
ignation was ready if the mid-week services 
were discontinued, because he believed the 
prayer meeting to be the place to connect 
with the power-house of the church. This 
connection can be made only by prayer. All 
of the church services must go on; we dare 
not stop. 

Some seem to think the young people are 
the only ones missing on Sunday night. Look 
at the average church attendance, and you 
will find the percentage of the young folks as 
great as that of the older members of the 
church. The elders, deacons, and aU are to 
blame. ' ' ^Vhat is the reason for the lack of 
church attendance?" is the question asked 
on every hand. The desire for an automobile 
ride which does not end in time for Christian 
Endeavor and the evening church service, 
possibly feeling too tired after an afternoon 
spin, letting other plans take the midweek 
church night, and the lack of realizing the 
need of being present at all services cause 
most of the trouble. Acknowledging that 
there is a need for increased church attend- 
ance, and also viewing some of the reasons 
for the need, let us consider some ways of 
remedying the situation. Have a campaign 
of course of advertising that will cause folks 
to face the questions: "Am I a. regular at- 
tendant at all church sen'ices? If not, w'hy 
not?" After the facts have caused folks to 
stop and think let us bring before them by a 
course of education the great opportunity 
that is theirs by attending; the need for 
them to be present, and their responsibility 
in the matter. In other words, bringing 
facts before folks in an attractive way from 
several angles causes them after a while to 
act accordingly. 



I am glad that increased attendance at 
church services is listed first in the great 
Friends of Christ Oampaign. One society has 
adopted a slogan, "Every Endeavorer at 
church, ' ' encouraging all of the chxu'ch mem- 
bers to attend and the bringing of outsiders. 
Turning over to the young people the services 
on the fifth Sunday night of a month is 
working in a splendid way in several 
churches. The young people have fuU charge 
of the meeting. Older folks are interested in 
young people, and like to listen to their pro- 
grammes; and the doing interests the young 
folks. Increasing church attendance is a real 
challenge to the Endeavorers, a job that is 
large, but something they can do. If evei'y 
society and eaA member would enter into a 
campaign with a high resolve to do their 
best, it would be done. Let 's do it, Endea- 
vorers. How? First, by attending ourselves; 
second, by bringing before others in a defi- 
nite way the need of attending; and third, 
by bringing them in. 

Oklahoma City. Oklahoma. 



JUNIOR ENDEAVOR 

By Lois Frazier 



CHRIST'S HEROES AND HEROINES IN 
ATEICA 

Some Thoughts for the Lsadei: 

The heroism of workers in Africa can be 
made a most interesting hour. 

iL can be broadened to cover missionaries 
to Africa, of all nations and times, or the 
emphasis may be placed upon the work of 
the Brethren Missionaries in the TJbangi- 
Chari district. 

The life of David Livingstone reads like 
a story. Bead it, and plan to tell the chil- 
dren the chief, most important, and most in- 
teresting facts about it, including some of 
the thrilling incidents therein. The follow- 
ing may help as an outline for the talk: 

1. How Livingstone decided to go to 
Africa. 

2. His going. 

.3. His explorations and dangers. 
. 4. His marriage to Mary Moffat. 

5. How the negroes loved him. 

6. His death and burial. 

The pioneer work of the Gribbles in Africa 
is a vital and most interesting subject to 
Brethren children : 

1. The field discovered by the Gribbles. 

2. Their return to America for helpers, 
rest and money. 

3. Their return to Africa, and the inliand 
settlement in IJbangi-bhari. 

4. The people, climate and needs. 

5. Sickness and death overtakes many of 
the wprkers. 



6. What the workers have already done in 
in Afri^:a. 

7. What they wiant to do. 

These stories should be presented in a sim- 
ple, graphic manner. 

Let the children tell all they can about 
the details. 

Facts about Brethren missionaries may be 
secured from back numbers of "The Breth- 
ren Missionary ' ' and ' ' The Evangelist. ' ' 

A life of David Livingstone will be foui d 
in almost any public library. 

Introduce any facts which will help the 
children to understand what native African 
life is like and see to it that it is a brave 
and challenging thing to help make t'hiat life 
better. Children love the heroic. 
Some Plans for tflie Meeting: 

1. At the previous meeting, give each 
child a small map of Africa cut from plain 
cardboard. Over the region of Ubangi-Shari 
where the Brethren missionaries are working, 
p«aste a small square of adhesive tape, fasten- 
ing it only at sides and bottom. Ask the 
children to put an offering for African mis- 
sions under the tape, paste it, and bring it 
with them to the African meeting. 

2. Have, a large outline map of Africa, 
drawn on plain paper, and as the stories uf 
Livingstone, the Gribbles or other mission- 
aries are told, put ir. the lines representing 
the courses- followed, discoveries made, etc. 

3. Show the pictures of as many as pos- 
sible of the Missionaries to Africa. 

Some Qiiestions to Think About: 

1. Whjr do people go to Africa as mission- 
aries? 

2. What are some things that make it 
hardest to go there to Uve 

3. Do you think a man wastes his time who 
goes there? 

4. What two great thing's did David Liv- 
ingstone do for Africa? 

5. How many people of the Brethren 
church have gone to Africa as mission- 
aries 1 

6. How many Brethren missionaries have 
died there? Who are they? 

7. Who are the Brethren missionaries who 
are at work there now? 

8. Who and w'here is Marguerite Gribble? 
0. How do our missionaries in Africa get 

the money to live and do this work? 
10. Wliose work are they doing? 
Some Songs to Sing: 

From Greenland's Icy Mountains. 

Let the Lower Lights be Burning. 

Jesus Loves Me. (This song may be effec- 
tively sung by some Junior, who is dressed 
and blacked to represent a little African 
child). 

Some Daily Keaidings: 
M., .Jan. 14 First African Convert, 

Acts 8:26, 27 

T., Jan. 15 Man of Faith Acts 6:8 

W., Jan. 16 Martyrs, -. Acts 12:1, 2 

T., Jan. 17 Church Leaders, 1 Peter 5:1, 2 

F., Jan. 18 Lives Changed, Tit. 2:11, 12 

S., Jan. 19 Teachers of industry, 

2 Thess. 3:8-10 



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JANUARY 9, 1924 



NEWS FROM THE FIELD 




FIRST BUILDING, DEDICATED OCTOBER 30, 1880 



DEDICATION DAY AT JOHNSTOWN 

On December 2, the new edifice of tte 
First Brethren Church, Johnstown, Pennsyl- 
vania was dedicated. Dr. W. S. Bell of Day- 
ton Ohio was the speaker of the day. He de- 
livered three great messages which were re- 
ceived with appreciation. "With Miss Effie 
Goughnour as organist and Prof. J. Lloyd 
Joneis as musical director, the music of the 
day was deeply worshipful as well as well 
rendered. Our volunteer choir proved t'heir 
ability and worth. The Junior Chorus also 
sang- with impressive influence. The Adelph- 
ian Quartette assisted in the afternoon ser- 
vice. The morning service was a deeply 
spiritual service of worship. In the after- 
noon, the dedication service was conducted 
■n''hen with appropriate Scriptures, ceremony, 
and prayer the church was set aside ' ' neither 
for pro'fit nor pleasure, ' ' but for worship of 
Christ. The evening service was one of evan- 
gelistic enthusiasm at which there wore five 
confessions. 

An every member canvass preceding this 
day made it possible to carry out the pro- 
grrani without consuming time in pleading for 
moneJ^ In fact there was no pleading at all. 
The plan was e.xplain&d, cards and envelopes 
distributed, and then the plates were passed 
for the offering. Everybody said there was 
the least said about money of any dedica- 
tion at which they had ever been present. 
Yet the report showed that the money did 
come, $8,686.50 in cash was received. The 
paragraph entitled "Financial Va"'ur,tion ' ' 
will explain it all. 

The attendance was most excellent. The 
Bible school attendance was 445. The morn- 
ing church service 575, the afternoon 725 and 
the evening 681. On Monday evening, the 
Community Service, at which greetings were 
received from ten of the leading denomina- 
tions of the city; there were 460 present. The 
Organ concert on Tuesdaj' evening, given by 
John A. Bell of Pittsburgh, wais listened to 
by 708. 



On Wednesday, Thursday, and 
Friday evenings Dr. Bell gave 
evangelistic messages. The audi- 
ences were good and the messages 
rang true to the Gospel. During 
this week and the one preceding 10 
new members were received. Thus 
the true misision of the church was 
duly emphasized. 

Descripton 

The lot on which the church is 
located is an "L" shaped piece of 
ground, facing 150 feet on Napoleon 
Street and 75 feet on Dibert Street, 
covering 15,000 square feet. The 
building proper covers approximate- 
ly 8,800 square feet. This leaves 
space for a large Sunday School 
Annex to be added when growth de- 
u)a,uds it. 

T'h© main entrance to the build- 
ing is on the Napoleon Street side 
and enters on grade. From this 
level, stairways lead to the base- 
•and Sunday school auditorium, the bal- 
and the church auditorium. There are 
one at the street in- 



ment, 

cony, 

three other entrances.; 

tersection corner, one opposite this, and one 

at the elxact opposite of the main entrance, 

corresponding to it in access to auditoriums, 

balcony and basement. 

The architecture is of the Semi-Gothic de- 
sign, having an abundance of large artistic 
windows, insuring sufficient light and beau- 
tifying the building. The outside of the 
sti-ucture is faced with native stone, cut and 
laidi in range to a height of 6 feet above 



grade. Above this there is a 13-ineh course 
of pure white stone. From this course up- 
ward the building is faced with dark tapes- 
try brick and trimmed with white stone. The 
exterior has been pronounced by all a)s ex- 
ceedingly beautiful. 

The church auditorium is on the main floor. 
It will comfortably seat 400 people. Directly 
back of the pulpit rostrum in elevated rows 
is the choir with accommodations for 30 
singers. Directly back of this is the bap- 
tistry, the background of wihich is painted 
with an appropriate design, which, with in- 
visible lighting, makes an excellent setting 
for Christian baptism. Over the baptistry 
and extending to the ceiling are the organ 
pipes, occupying a display space of 23 feet. 
The organ is an Odell, 2 manual, with 28 
stops with the electro magnetic action. With 
ten large art glass windows with appropriate 
symbols, with a beautifully decorated arch 
ceiling, carpeted with a heavy, rich green 
car-pet, furnished with the best of pews, 
choir chairs, and pulpit ftimiture, this cturch 
auditorium has been pronounced one of the 
best in the city. 

The Sunday school auditorium is so ar- 
ranged that it opens directly into the chnrch 
auditorium. A double heavy velour curtain 
separates the two. With its adjoining 14 
class rooms, this Sunday school room will 
seat approximately 500 people. Seven of 
these class rooms are on the main floor and 
seven are in the spacious balcony. On one 
side of the balcony, at the stairway landing 
is the Sunday school office and on the other 
side corresponding in entrance is the moth- 
er's room. The color design in windows, dec- 




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orations, carpet, and lighting is the same as 
in the church auditorium and when all this 
is thrown together it forms an alssembly room 
of harmonious appearance, seating over 900 
people facing the pulpit. 

On each side of the choir loft is 
a room from which leads a stair- 
way to one similar in size directly 
above. These four rooms will be 
the pastor's study, the choir room, 
the secretary's office and the Offi- 
cial Board room. In addition to 
these there are dressing rooms for 
baptism, etc. 

Special mention need's to be 
made .to the two rooms for ob- 
servance of feet washing. In each 
there are eight stationary basins 
with hot and cold water faucets. 
These rooms communicate with 
t'he church auditorium through the 
two rooms directly off .the choir 
loft. Thus it will be possible to 
have baptism, feet washing, the 
Lord's Supper and the communion 
all on the main floor. 

There is a basement under the 
entire building. It has an 11-foot 
ceiling which is 6 feet above gTade 
level, insuring lig'ht .and ventila- 
tion. It contains a spacious and 
modernly equipped kitchen, dining 
hall, and large assembly social 
room. These two rooms when 
thrown together form an assembly 
room of 500 seating capacity, at 
one end of which is .a platform. 
Back of this platform, is a large 
room to be used as "The Begin- 
ner's Class Eoom. " To the left 
of tliis is another room, in addi- 
tion to w'hich there are rooms in 
line with modern church require- 
ments. The basement is so ar- 
ranged that it can be ulsed for Sun- 
day school .as well as for social 
gatherings. 

Our History 

The history of Brethrenism in 
the Conemaugh valley began in 
±he latter part of the eighteenth 
century. The pioneers of the 
church were Elders Peter Morgan 
and Abraham Hilderbrand, who settled in 
the vicinity of Johnstown, Pennsylvania in 
1797. Several congregations were organized 
in the valley during the ensuing years and 
on August 25th, 1879, the following organ- 
ization was effected in Johnstown itself: 
Moderator, George Hanawalt; Clerk, Daniel 
Crofford; Financial Secretary, Benjamin 
Goughnour; Treasurer, Abel Findley. 

Property was immediately ptirchased from 
the A. Copeland heirs, fronting on Somerset 
Street, along the Stonycreek, for the sum of 
$475.00. $4,000 was subscribed for the erec- 
tion of a church building. Under the direc- 
tion of Stephen Stutzman, Daniel Crofford, 
and M. W. Keim, the church was erected and 
dedicated October 30th, 1880. Elder James 
Quinter, President of Juniata College, and 
Elder H. E. Holsinger, Editor of The Pro- 



gressive Christian, conducted the dedicatory 
services. The first communion was held on 
the following Thursday evening. 

After the unfortunate events of Annual 
Meeting in 1882, the local congregation was 



were added from time to time to meet the 
needs of the growing congregation. 

It soon became evident that a new build- 
ing was a necessity. God was calling the 
congregation to build for him a new house of 




MEMORIAL ODELL PIPE ORGAN 

Several years before the erection of the new church, J. Leonard Eeplogle gave $30,000.00 to the 
First Brethren Church as a Memorial to his Father, B. Z. Eeplogle, and for the purchase of the Pipe 
Organ for the new building. This gift gave courage to the congregation to proceed with plans. 
Coming when it did, its influence was great. Keen appreciation has always been felt for it. The 
Odell Organ has been purchased. 



divided in the spring of 1SS3, the building be- 
coming the property of the First Brethren 
church. The indebtedness of $8,000.00 was 
.assumed by Daniel Crofford, M. W. Keim, and 
Benjamin Benshoff. Much credit is due these 
Brethren for their wise management of the 
financial interests of the new congregation. 
Together with Solomon Ben'shoff, S. A. Snook, 
W. A. Adams, Benjamin Goughnour. Abel 
Findley, S. J. Giffin, D. F. Eamsey, Hiram 
Goughnour, Patrick O'Neal, George Berkey- 
bile and Jacob McCartney the charter mem- 
bers they attempted great things for God and 
he marvelously blessed their services. 

The parsonage was built in the year 1900. 
In 1911, the church building was raised, 
adding a basement for Sunday school classes 
at a co'st of .$5,000.00. Other improvements 



worship. The increasing consciousness of 
this became a settled conviction which began 
to take practical form at a business meeting 
on March 26th, 1919, when unanimously the 
church voted to seek a stiitable location for 
this new building. Two months later the 
Trustees were authorized to purchase the 
lots on which the new edifice now stands, at 
a cost of $21,500.00. Within two years these 
lots were practically paid for. 

At a business meeting held December 31, 
1919, the following Building committee was 
appointed: Eev. J. F. Watson, Norman Stat- 
ler, H. W. Darr, J. K. Bole, B. F Bole, Abram 
Hostettler, Albert Trent, Mrs Mary Eeplogle, 
and Arch Eeplogle. 

In due time plans .and specifications were 
adopted, but owing to unsettled business and 
industrial conditions, the contract for the 



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THE BUILDING COMMITTEE 

Beading from left to right they are: On the back row — J. W. Benshoff, Benjamin Goughnour, J. K. Bole, J. E. Gardner, 
B. r. Bole, Albert Trent, S. A. Snook, W. H. Lake. On the front row — Norman Statler, Chairman; Mrs. R. Z. Eeplogle, Charles H. 
Ashman, Mrs. Charles H. Ashman, H. W. Darr, Secretary; David Shaffer. S. Arch Eeplogle, and Abraham Hostettler could not be 
present when the group picture was taken. 



new building was not let until the spring of 
1922. 

Pastors 

Beginning with 1883, the church was served 
by the follovidng pastors, — EldeSs Daniel 
Crofford, W. A. Adams, who preached the 
first sermon after the division, and Elder E. 
Z. Eeplogle, whose pastorate extended from 
February 1st, 1885, to October, 1886, he being 
the first salaried pastor. 

The succeeding pastors are as follows: A. 
J. Sterling, 1886 to 1887; J. B. Eittgers, 1887 
to 1890; J. H. ICnepper, 1890 to 1894; E. B. 
Shaver, three months during 1894; E. E. Ha's- 
kins, from the faU of 1894 to October, 1903; 
W. S. Bell, from Januaiy, 1904, to August 
29th, 1909; J. A. Garber, from September 
12th, 1909, to August 27th, 1911; G. W. 
Bench, from December 10th, 1911, to August 
2'6th, 1917; J. P. Watson, from September 9th, 
1917, to August 21st, 1921; Charles H. Ash- 
man, from October 9th, 1921 to . 

Contents of the Comer Stone 

The beautiful corner stone which was put 
in place the third Sunday of July, 1922, con- 
tains the following articles: The Holy Bible, 
The Brethren Evangelist, The Brethren Mis- 
sionary, The Faith Once for All Delivered 
Unto the Saints, The Woman Is Outlook, The 
Brethren Annual, The Angelus, Ashland Col- 
lege Quarterly, a Program of the Corner 
Stone Laying Day, a Brethren Bible Class 



Quarterly, a Brethren Boys' and Girls' Quar- 
terly, A Brethren Youth's Quarterly, the 
names of the Building Committee, the Offi- 
cial Eoster of the church and auxiliaries, the 
names of the pastors and their terms of ser- 
vice, a picture of Pastor Ashman and family, 
a Children's Day Program, A copy of The 
Johnstown Tribune, and clippings from the 
three daily newspapers of the city. 

Financial Valiia.tion 

The new church, including the lots and 
furnishings has cost approximately $160,- 
000.00. Including the amount received in the 
sale of the old property and that previously 
paid, about $100,000.00 of this was liquidated 
before the Deaication Day Financial Cam- 
paign was inaugurated. Of the remaining 
$60,000.00, $28,000.00 has been pledged. This 
would leave approximately $32,000.00 yet to 
be arranged for. Thus it is evident that no 
serious burden incumbens the congregation as 
they enter the new home. 

C. H. ASHMAN. 



FALLS CITY, NEBRASKA 

Having labored with the Brethren here 
since October, we will venture a report of 
our labors for the Lord. As we take stock 
of these several months we are not all elated 
to the extent that we tread on air and that 
every bird sings gleefully; our feet aie still 



touching earthly things and we deal with the 
commonplace affairs of every day human 
life. However, we have met a people who 
have shown us personally every courtesy and 
who have the Western "pep" to do things 
and we axe optimistic enough to believe that 
they will respond to our leadership and that 
we may accomplish that which shall be pleas- 
ing unto our heavenly Father. 

Coming here as strangers to the people it 
was necessary to become acquainted. Well, it 
wais speedily accomplished; there was no 
formal reception in which figured handshak- 
ing, eats and then speeches that may be 
meant to be "welcome" but are often little 
homilies telling the "new" preacher what is 
expected of him and then ask him if he feels 
"at home". No, we shook hands in real in- 
formal style and were acquainted and settled 
down to business. The first Sunday of Octo- 
ber, we preached our first sermons and it 
seemed we passed first inspection, thus we 
are traveling onward. The first duty was to 
attend our District Conference, then our 
County Sunday School Convention, following 
this a meeting before our Fall communion 
service. During this meeting of two weeks 
we had several additions to the church and 
closed with a communion service that was 
pervaded with a spirit of consecration, fel- 
lowship and love that filled the heart with 
rapturous joy. After the meeting we have 



JANUARY 9, 1924 



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PAGE 15 



been engaged in t'lie routine visiting, preach- 
ing, and preparing for the special days on our 
church calendar. 

First of these was the Thanksgiving offer- 
ing for Home Missions; with the amount that 
was given at the time of General Conference, 
our people cheerfully responded and the con; 
tribution indicated that our people have the 
Missionary vision. Also our apportionment 
for District Missions is two hundred dollars, 
'men came the ' ' White Gift ' ' offering to 
which was contributed nearly one hundred 
and fifty dollars. So in these lines of work 
we have reasoti to feel that something has 
been accomplished. As we tabulate spiritual 
results, the following are outstanding: the 
attendance at all services has been encourag- 
ing, the number received into fellowship are, 
eight by baptism, one by letter, not counting 
the pastor and family. In view of this we 
have granted nine letters, including those of 
the retiring pastor and his family, so it is 
evident that numerically we 'have made no 
gain in the local congregation. Four of the 
letters granted were lost to the Brethren 
church, thus to be unselfish we rejoice that 
while we granted lettens that were placed in 
other congregations we can note a little gain 
for the Brethren church. May the writer 
just state in this connection that this congre- 
gation has suffered heavy loss in death and 
removal in recent years. Which makes it im- 
perative that we must put the shoulder to 
the wheel and forge on unceasingly. We have 
already learned that we have the fiber that 
knows no defeat and that we may build upon 
the sure foundation to the glory of God. 

The several organizations of the church are 
aEve and making progress. The W. M. !b. 
' holds meetings regularly and have both good 
programs and a good attendance. The Y. P. 
S. C. E. is doing creditable work. Since our 
coming, they have elected the officers for the 
year and are enlisting the young people in a 
very fine way. The Sunday school also elected 
officers after our arrival. This school 'has 
done the somewhat unusual thing in electing 
the pastor as supervising superintendent. Th& 
office was assumed and the work was not new 
as that department of work was our field be- 
fore entering the ministry. We have done 
some organizing in the school and ei.'cpect to 
do some more. We have a class of young 
women recently organized who are promising 
of doing a splendid work. In the "White 
Gift" service the different classes and de- 
partments presented their gifts in some im- 
pressive way; and the original featured the 
program. Another feature was the chorus 
that rendered the music under the direction 
of the pastor. 

As we close this report, we are pleased to 
report that Brother C. P. Yoder, our pioneer 
South American missionary, and his family 
arrived yeisterday and he brought us a stir- 
ring message which we appreciated. This is 
home to them and we are delighted to make 
them feel at home. Brother Dodds, former 
college friend, was with us and we were glad 
to welcome him home. He is a member of 
our congregation here and shall be pleased 
to have him with us as opportunity presents. 
May the Lord direct his work to eternal 
glory. A. B. COVER, Pastor. 



SUNNYSIDE, WASHINGTON 

I wonder if every one read's the Evange- 
list in the same manner I do. I look first at 
the Editorial Eeview to see who is writing 
about their work,- then I turn to the ' ' News 
from the Field" page and read the various 
reports. So, to those of like taste and all 
others, I am writing this bit of news about 
the work at Sunnyside. I must plead guilty 
to the c'harge of neglect in regard to report 
making but I have no alibi to offer, I simply 
throw myself on the mercy of the court. 

Christmas Day I began my third year at 
Sunnyside. The two years just past have 
been all too short. They have been years 
crowded full of good hard work. Years that 
have held many a sad day for Sunnyside be- 
cause of so many of our dearest members be- 
ing called in death. 

In spite of our many mistakes the Lord 
has honored our ministry and at this writing 
the work is moving onward in a very satis- 
factory manner. In the year ending Decem- 
ber 31, we have baptized 49 and received 47 
into the churc'h. The two not joining, one 
was a Methodist brother and the other a 
Presbyterian sister. 

The financial condition has made it hard 
to do church work here in the Valley. We, 
like those everywhere else, have been hard 
liit. This has caused a number of families 
to move out of the' Valley. The Sunnyside 
church has loist six families in the last few 
months by removal. 

I started to give a report, so I had better 
start in at the beginning. January 1, 1923, 
we held our all-day business meeting. We 
elected a full corps of officers and adopted 
our program for the year. April 2nd, Broth- 
er J. 0. Beal came to us for a three weeks' 
revival. We had a blessed time vsith Brother 
Beal; we love the man and delight in his 
preaching. Beal loves his Lord and loves the 
Book and dares preach the whole truth. The 
meeting resulted in 16 confessions and 4 re- 
claimed. 

June 5th the writer journeyed to the great 
city of Los Angeles, California, where we 
held a three weeks' meeting for the Compton 
Avenue church. Brother Victor Leat'herman 
was the pastor; this meeting has been re- 
ported. It was our good fortune to be in- 
vited to the Southern California Conference 
to give four messages. This conference puts 
■on an unusual program for a small confer- 
ence. The speakers were for the most part 
men with national reputations, who are only 
'heard at the biggeist conferences. Well, we 
enjoyed every minute of our stay there and 
enjoyed to the fullest the sweet fellowship 
which was ours with the Brethren. 

July 22 found us once more in Sunnyside, 
and then we started for Spokane to begin 
our own little conference, Dr. Bame being the 
main speaker for the five days of our con- 
ference. Bame was at his best and we worked 
Mm overtime, jle gave us some fine ad- 
dresses. We brought him on to Sunnyside 
where he preached from Tuesday over Sun- 
day. 

We have just closed a meeting with the 
Harry O. Anderson party. Mr. Anderson is 
associated with Mr. Walter J. Mead-, young 
peoples' worker and Mr. Edward L. Crane, 
soloist and chorus leader. These men make 



up a strong party, and do a great work 
among the young people. We have baptized 
19 and there are others waiting. 

Sunday, December 23rd, the choir gave the 
"Star of the East" cantata with Mrs. Mary 
Van Horn at the organ. We are now plan- 
ning for another one of those all-day meet- 
ings, January 1st, to plan for another year, if 
the Lord tarries and is willing. 

j>:EANK G. COLEMAN. 



THE CRY TKOM THE POUR WINDS 

' ' How long is it, ' ' asked an old Mohamme- 
dan woman in Bengal, ' ' since Jesus died for 
sinful people? Look at me, I am old, I have 
prayed, given alms, gone to the holy shrines, 
become as dust from fasting, and all this is 
useless. Where have YOU been all this 
linie't " 

That cry was echoed from the icy. shores 
of the farthest Nortnwest Territory. "You 
have been many moons in this land, ' ' said an 
old Eskimo to the Bishop of Selkirk, "did 
you know this good news then? Since you 
were a boy'? And your father knew? Then 
why did you not come sooner?" 

It was heard in the snowy heights of the 
Andes, "How is it," asked a Peruvian. 
(South America) "that during all the years 
of my life I have never before heard that 
Jesus Christ spoke those precious^ words?" 

It was repeated in the white streets of 
Casablanca (North Africa). "Why," cried a 
Moor to a Bible seller, "have you not run 
everywhere with this Book? Why do so many 
of my people not know of the Jesus whom 
it proclaims? Why have you hoarded it to 
yourselves? Shame on you." 

It is the cry from the four winds. 
How shall we answer it? 
Selected— From "The Bible in the World." 
Read Proverbs 24:11, I^. 



Business Manager's Corner 



EVANGELIST HONOR ROLL 

The following churches having met the re- 
quirements laid down by The Brethren Pub- 
lishing Company regarding the placing of 
The Brethren Evangelist in the homes of the 
congregations are entitled to a place on The 
Evangelist Honor Roll: 

Church . Pastor 

Akron, Ind., (5th Yr.), C. C. Grisso 

Allentown, Pa., (5th Yr.) C. E. Kolb 

Ashland, Ohio, (6th Yr.), . . Charles A. Bame 
Beaver 'City, Neb., (5th Yr.), J. F. Watson 

Berne, Ind., (4th Yr.), John F. Parr 

Buckeye City, O., (3rd Yr.), (Vacant) 

Center Chapel, Ind., (3rd Yr.), W. F. Johnson 
Conemaugh, Pa., (4th Yr.), . . Geo. H. Jones 

Elkhart, Ind., (4th Yr.), W. I. Duker 

Fairhaven, O., (6th Yr.), O. C. Starn 

Flora, Ind., (4th Yr.), ... B. T. Burnworth 

Glendale, Ariz., (4th Yr.), ... 

Goshen, Ind., (4th Yr.), .. H. F. Stuckman 

Gretna, O., (6th Yr.), (Vacant) 

Gratis O., (3rd Yr.), J. A. Mclnturff 

Hagerstown, Md., (3r.d Yr.), G. C. Carpenter 
Hamlin, Kans., (3rd Yr.), Claude Studebaker 
Harrisonbui'g, Va., (3rd Yr.), . . . (Vacant) 
Huntington, Ind., (4th Yr.), ..H. E. Eppley 



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Hudson, lowia, (4th Yr.), L.. A. Myers 

Ft. Wayne, Ind., (1st Yr.), 

Johnstown, Pa., (3d Ch.. 3d Yr.), L. G. Wood 
Long Beac'h, Cal., (5th Yr.), ..L. S. Bauman 

Loree, Ind., (5th Yr.), C. A. Stewart 

Mexico, Ind., (5th Yr.), J. W. Clark 

Morrill, Kans., (5th Yr.), . . A. E. Whitted 

N.appanee, Ind., (5th Yr.), E. L. Miller 

New Paris, Ind., (5th Yr.), . . J. W. Brower 
N. Liberty, Ind., (4th Yr.), .. A. T. Wirick 
Oakville, Ind., (5th Yi-.), Sylvester Lowman 

Peru, Ind., (3rd Yr.), G. L. MauB 

Phila, Pa., (1st Gh., 5th Yr.), K. Paul Miller 

Phila, Pa., (3rd Oh., 4th Yr.), (Vacant) 

Eaystown, Pa., (1st Yr.), ....A. D. Cashman 
Eoann, Ind., (5th Yr.), ... S. M. Whetstone 

St. J.ames, Md., (1st Yr.), L. V. King 

Tiosa, Ind., (6th Yr.), Edgar Duker 

Waterloo, Iowa, (5th Yr.), . W. H. Beachler 
Waynesboro, Pa., (2nd Yr.), J. P. Horlacher 

Whittier, Cal., (4th Yr.), A. V. Kimmell 

Zion Hill, O., (4th Yr.), M. L. Sands 

In publishing the Evangelist Honor Eoll 
some weeks ago, we failed to include one of 
our most faithful smaller groups of Brethi'en. 
This is not yet an organized church, but the 
Evangelist goes into the home of every 
Brethren family in the group. This is the 
faithful band at Ft. Wayne, Indiana. We are 
glad our attention has been called to this 
omission, and we are glad to place them in 
the group of other Honor Eoll churches. 

Since our last report one new addition to 
the Honor Eoll has been made. It is the 
Pleasant Grove church near North English, 
Iowa, with Brother M. B. Spacht in charge 
as pastor. We welcome this church to our 
list. It was the Business Manager's privi- 
lege to conduct an evangelistic meeting in 
this congregation about eighteen years ago. 
A splendid time was had ■nath these good peo- 
ple and good results came from the meeting. 

Besides this new addition to the Honor 
EoU the following churches have renewed 
their lists and have retained membership 
with the honored group: Glendale, Arizona,, 
fourth year; Pairhaven, Ohio, sixth year; 
Third Brethren church, Johnstown, Pennsyl- 
vania, fourth year; Long Beac'h, California, 
sixth year; Tiosa, Indiana, 6th year. 

There are other churches that will be re- 
newing their lists in the next few weeks, and 
there are many more churches that should 
be winning the place for themselves. 

The conditions are not hard, as this honor 
may be won in one of three ways. The iirst 
and most successful and we believe the most 
consistent w.ay is for the church to include 
the cost of the church paper, to be sent to 
every supporting Brethren family in the con- 
gregation, in their regular annual budget and 
pay for it out of the treasury as the Sunday 
school pays for its literature for all members 
of the school. 

A number of our churches have been fol- 
lowing this method for five or six years and 
pronounce it the very best method they have 
ever tried to keep the membership informed 
in regard to all lines of work in the general 
brotherhood. 

The second method is to secure by person- 
al oanvass seventy-five percent of the active 
families of the local church as subscribers to 
the Brethren Evangelist. 

The third method is to secure one hundred 



or more subscriptions from the congregation. 

Any one of these methods successfully car- 
ried out wiU entitle the c'hurch to a place 
on the Evangelist HONOE EOLL, and will 
entitle the church to a special subscription 
rate of $1.50 per year instead of the regualr 
two dollar rate. 

Christmais Surprises 

Chi-istmas is over and we presume many of 
our readers received the usual number of sur- 
prise gifts in season, but we will ventui-e the 
assertion that none of them was any more 
agreeably surprised than the Business Man- 
ager was on the day before Chi-istmas, when 
a committee from the working force of the 
Publishing House walked into the office ana 
laid a couple of packages on his desk and 
said "Merry Christmas." The gifts were 
marked ' ' From the Force. ' ' The most high- 
ly appreciated gift was that of a beautiful 
desk lamp, adjustable to any position. When 
the Business Manager suggested that it would 
be just the thing for his typewriter desk in 
the offtce the spokesman for ' ' the force ' ' 
said, "Nothing doing. That goes up to your 
home for your own private den." This gift 
is appreciated both for its intrinsic value and 
for the spirit of good will manifested by the 
loyal working force of the Publishing House. 

This has been a busy season, as the Christ- 
mas season always is, requiring much over- 
time and nig'ht work -which was done cheer- 
fully by all. The Christmas season, with the 
extra work demanded by the College, etc., al- 
ways overtaxes the capacity of the plant 
and. our work can not be gotten out as 
promptly as we would like. No one regrets 
this more than we do in the Publishing 
House, but we are trying to do our best to 
iserve all our constituency as efficiently as 
0111- capacity will allow. 

However, we are getting our work better 
organized now, and we are exjjecting to be 
able to deliver our Sunday school supplies 
two or three weeks earlier for the next quar- 
ter, and we hope ' ' forever after. ' ' 

Four Thousand Dollars 
vThis would be a goodly sum to the average 
American citizen, but it would not be much 
to a great corporation. The Brethren Pub- 
lishing Company belongs to the ' ' average 
citizen" class, so when we got all our Janu- 
ary statements made out the first of the 
montji and ran up the total on the adding 
machine we learned that we were carrying 
just a little more than $4,000.00 worth, of ac- 
counts on our books. This is more than we 
can afford to carry, and we feel that it would 
be asking only what is right to have at least 
fifty percent of this amount paid in by our 
customers before February first. 

We have a weekly pay roU of approximate- 
ly three hundhed dollars that must be met 
each Saturday in the year. And aside from 
this we always have other heavy bills for 
stock and all kinds of material used that 
must be met promptly to keep our credit 
good. 

And we are glad to Isay our credit is good, 
and we oan buy anything we want on credit, 
but the only way we can keep our credit 
good is by meeting all bills promptly. To do 
this we sometimes are compelled to borrow a 
few thousand dollars from the bank which 



would be entirely unnecessary, if our 
churches and Sunday schools were a little 
more prompt in paying their bills to us. 

New Eciuipment 

One of the things we have been trying to 
do for the last six or eight years is to grad- 
ually add to our equipment the things neceij- 
sary to make a good printing plant, adequate 
to the needs of our church and Sunday 
schools. We have been adding to the equip- 
ment year by year to the amaount of more 
than twelve thousand dollars worth of ma- 
chinery, all of whieh has been paid for. 

Just recently we added two new folding 
machines which were, greatly neeaed, paying 
half their cost, «ash upon their being rt.- 
ceived, and the balance to be paid in ninety 
days, which will easily be done from our reg- 
ular business- 
Conference Minutes 

We still have a goodly number of copies 
of t'he Minutes of the last General Confer- 
ence, which we will be glad to send out, post 
paid, at twenty-five cents each, or six for 
$1.20. 

A number of pastors have already made re- 
mittance for the copies we mailed to them in 
November, and some have ordered another 
supply. But some have not yet made pay- 
ment for the number sent. It will be appre- 
ciated if these payments can be made before 
the matter becomes old and forgotten. 

PUBLICATION DAY 

It was ,a mighty good piece of work done 
when the General Conference of 1921 set 
apart the last Sunday in January as a part 
of the church calendar for offerings for The 
Brethren Publilslung Company. 

Sunday, January twenty-seventh, is the 
day for this year, and we trust t'his will be 
the largest offering yet. Please remember we 
are not asking this offering to help meet the 
running expenses of the Publishing House, 
as it is able to take care of these without 
any assistance. But we mulst not forget that 
the Publishing Company bought a t'hree- 
story building for the looation of its plant, 
without a cent of capital, and it is for this 
property the churches are being asked to pay. 
Please ' remember this is the property of the 
general brotherhood. In other words, it is 
YOUE property if you are a member of the 
Brethren church, and you are only asked to 
help pay for what belongs to you. 

I do not know of a business block in Ash- 
land that could be bought for anything near 
the price for which this building was pur- 
chased that will compare with it in any way. 

When this buldng sonce padtntntcmfw cm 

When this building is once paid for, and 
the heavy interest stopped, the income from 
the twenty family apartments in the second 
and third floors will be equivalent to a Ufe 
endowment of the Publishing House that will 
enable it to give service to the Brethren 
church in a way it has never yet been able 
to do. 

Will not every reader of The Evangelist 
take this burden to heart and do the very 
best you can toward making a liberal offer- 
ing on Publication Day, January twenty- 
seventh. E. E. TEETEE, 

Business Manager. 



Prof. J. Allen Miller,^-- • ^^J.. 
Grant Street, I^,- 

Ashland, Ohio. -2'1. 



|'\^AJME_^XLVI 

[Number 3 



January 16, 
1924 




One -IS Your- Aasteu -and -ail-Ye -Are- Metrren - 




GIVE YOUR CHURCH PRESS 
A HOME FREE OF DEBT 



AND YOU WILL THEREBY MAKE FOSSIBLE- 



i. A more thoroughly equipped printing plant 

2, More efficient and adequate periodicals 

3. And the development of a permanent 
church literature that will serve for gener- 
ations to come. 



"A Liberal Offering from Every Churcli" 
on Publication Day, January 27 




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JANUARY 16, 1924 



Published every Wednesday at 
AsMand, Ohio. All matter for pub- 
lication must reach the Editor not 
later than Friday noon of the pre- 
ceding week. 

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TABLE OF CONTENTS 



Denominational Loyalty and the Publis'hing House — Editor, 

President Endorses Father and Son Movement, 

Editorial Eeview, 

Publication Day— Dr. W. S. Bell, 

Just for EnKghtenment — Dr. E. R. Teeter, 

Value of our Publishing Interests — Prof. Anspach, 

Free It of Debt — Dr. E. E. Jacobs, 

The Psychology of Youth — Clark Copp, 

A Funeral Sermon — M. J. Snyder, 



2 Family Worship — H. M. Oberholtzer, ■ 

3 Editor 's Sunday School Notes, 

3 White Gifts— I. D. Slotter, 

4 Christian Endeavor Week, 1924, 

4 Junior Endeavor Notes — Lois Frazier, 

5 Missions, 

5 News from the Field, 

6 Business Manager 's Corner, 

7 Does the Church Want This Building? — Dr. Miller, 



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EDITORIAL 



Denominational Loyalty and the Publishing House 



Notwithstanding the commendable growth of the fraternal spirit 
,and the development of the co-operative attitude on the part of 
Christian people, there is still a. large place for denominational loy- 
alty. It is needed as much as ever, and there shall never be a time 
when it will not be so. As long as there are denominations, there will 
be need of denominational loyalty. No great organization can be 
built up, and no worthy work can be accomplished thereby without 
that quality manifest on the part of the membership. 

In our own fraternity we have seen loyalty of a noble kind dem- 
onstrated repeatedly in every part of the brothei^hood, and it is that 
which gives us hope as to the future of our church. That is the 
spirit that has made possible the remarkable gTowth of our mission- 
ary enterprises in home and foreign lands. That is the spirit that 
has brought response to the appeals of our college so that it is being 
placed on a footing that will enabk it to stand in the educational 
world unashamed. It is that self-same spirit that has caused the 
Brethieu Home to be built at Flora, Indiana, and is proposing to 
guarantee a still more worthy support of the superannuiated ministiy 
of our church. Whatever progress has been accomplished in the- gen- 
eral activities of our fraternity, has come about because the spirit of 
loyalty has been strong in the hearts of Brethren people. 

Now, there is one interest that has been neglected more than 
any other — not because there was any lack of loyalty, we have the 
courage to believe — but because that interest has not been presented 
as impressively and persistently to the minds of the people as the 
others. That the Publishing House has been, neglected no one who 
understands the situation will deny; therefore we do the more boldly 
present our cause to the brotherhood and beheve that the time has 
come when serious attention should be given to this vital interest. 
There can be little excuse for longer delay in putting our Publishing- 
House on a sound footing by -n-iping out the debt that rests upon it. 
It is ,a matter of concern to every member of the church and eveiy 
department of our work that this should be done, for every interest 
of our brotherhood is indebted to our church press for the work that 
each has been able to do, and each is depeniSent upon it for the suc- 
cess of their plans for the future, therefore we are anticipating that 
eveiy member of the church that has the interest of our work at 
heart will co-operate in this effort to see that our Publishing House 
is given the support that it deserves, and must have, that it may be 
enabled to give to the brotherhood the larger service that is possible. 

Ttw realize to what extent the church is indebted to the printed 



page that issues from our Publishing House. Consider the Sunday 
School literature that has gone out from our church press, a literature 
than which there is none better, and none so good for Brethren peo- 
ple. Consider also the service of the church's official organ, which 
has always been at the service of every legitimate interest of the 
brotherhood, and during the last five years has led the various 
boards in propagandizing their interests as they have never done 
before, and thus helped to bring about advance steps unequalled m 
the history of the denomination. It has faithfully informed the mem- 
bership of the programs and objectives calling for united denomina- 
tional action, has consistently encouraged faith in them and persist- 
ently appealed for co-operation in them. It has been in truth the 
mouthpiece of the program directors and denominational boards, and 
these have all with one accord recognized their utter dependence upon 
the official organ of the church for securing the largest co-operation 
with their plans. They know that the one big problem to success is 
to get the people informed, and that almost any reasonable progi-am 
can be put across if the people are widely and properly infoimed. To 
accomplish this the printed page is indispensible, and to make the 
most effective printed page the Publishing House must be unincum- 
bered with debt. 

Another type of service, the far-reaching worth of which is not 
fully understood, entitles our church press to the loyal support of 
eveiy one who has faith in the ideals for which our beloved frater- 
nity stands. AU our church literature has been and is loyal to the faith 
of our fathers, which is the whole Gospel of Christ, unabridged and 
unrevised. The pages of our periodicals continually set forth the 
teachings and reflect the ideals cherished by Brethren hearts for 
over two hundred years. The unwavering faith in and implicit 
obedience to the whole Word of God, such ?is can scarcely be dupli- 
cated in any other people outside the Brethren family, receives con- 
stant emphasis from the pens of the many contributors to our pub- 
lications. Who can estimate the value of such a literature in hold- 
ing our people true to our denominational ideals and tenets? Who 
will tell us how important is such a religious press in keeping us 
united in faith and harmonious in practice? Indeed we know of no 
other agency quite so effective, inexpensive and entirely proper for 
maintaining the unity of the faith in the bonds of peacq as the pub- 
lication and circulation of a denominational literature holding forth 
in a constructive, kindly, loyal way those ideals and Gospel inter- 
pretations which have been the excuse for our existence. A press 



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dedicated to such, a service is deserving of more substantial Buppoit 
than ours from those who are thereby profited than ours has hereto- 
fore received. It would seem that the very least the brotherhood 
could justly do, would be to provide its piinting establishment with 
a 'home and equipment free of debt. And it is important that this 
shall be done if our press is to be enabled to render the largest pos- 
sible service. Is it asking too much that this shall be made the im- 
mediate and urgent duty of every congregation and individual mem- 
ber? And dare we hope for and expect co-operation sufficiently 
•nT-de-spread and loyal as to make the realization of the goal neiai 
at hand? We, have confidence in our people, and so we are exijecting 
' 'A liberal offering on PUBLICATION DAY from every congregation 
and individual." 



President Endorses Father and Son Move 

President Coolidge has written ,a letter connecting his approval 
of the National Father and Son Movement, as a through-the-year pro- 
gram, with its uses in helping to improve world conditions. 

Hisi letter addressed to the Chairman of the National Father 
and Son Committee of the Y. M. C. A., Walter W. Head of Omaha, 
Nebraska, is as follows: 
"My Dear Mr. Head: 

"In view of the present conditions throughout the world, which 
might involve even our own country, now so contented and peaceful, 
it seems peculiarly appropriate that there should be launched in our 
home land a program that has as its chief objective the desire that 
fathers re-consecrate themselves to their paternal obligations, and 
that the attention of sons be directed to their obligation to their 
fathers, to their homes and to their country. 

' ' The Father and Son Movement is intended to lead sons to a 
greater appreciation of their fathers and of their homes, and to a 
higher respect for them. It is also iatended to encourage them to 
accept in a larger way their responsibilities as citizens. 

"With the process of recuperation now gonig on throughout the 
world, it is imperative that the basic principles on which America 
rests should be recognized by all our citizens. History points in no 
uncertain terms to the fact that great advances in civilization have 
come as the result of the awakening of the spiritual forces within 
the indivdual. No more appropriate way to accomplish this can be 
devised than that proposed in the plans of the National Father and 
Son Movement. ' ' Very truly yours, 

(Signed) "CALVIN COOLIDGE." 

EDITORIAL REVIEW 

It is late enough for every Christian Endeavor society to have 
plans under way for the observance of Christian Endeavor Week, 
so get busy. You will find some suggestions in this issue. 

Brother J. W. Clark writes very encouraging letters about his 
work both at Mexico and at Twelve Mile, Indiana. At the latter 
place he conducted a revival resulting in fourteen confessions and 
one at the former resulting in eleven. 

Brother William A. Gearhart informs us that he received more 
money for Home Missions during the month of December than dur- 
ing any other month since he has been Home Mission Secretary. 
Most churches have been very prompt in reporting their offerings. 

You can hardly get a sight at this paper without being remindea 
of the fact that Publication Day is near at hand, and it is hoped 
that you cannot read the appeals herein published without being 
moved to make a generous offering toward the debt on oui- Publish- 
ing House. 

Our Oakville, Indiana, correspondent informs us of a number 
of members being added to the church from Sunday to Sunday since 
the revival held by Dr. Bame. The pastor, Brother Sylvester Low- 
man, is filled with the evangeUstie spirit himself and keeps the 
churcih growing in numbers and in consecration. 

Brother G. T. Eonk, pastor of our mission church in Des Moines, 
Iowa, gives us cause for encouragement regarding this field. As a 
result of an evangelistic campaign twenty souls were added to the 
congregation and the influence of the church greatly enlarged. One 



especially hopeful feature of the work is the number of young people 
he is getting lined up for service for Christ and the churA. Tha 
prospects would seem to be bright for the pastor realizing his am- 
bition of building a great congi'egation in that great city. 

STEWARDSHIP is one of the three features of our Promotion 
Program, and you will be able to secure some Bxeellent material to 
help you in promoting the Gospel teaching, if you will write to The 
Layman Company, which makes another of its liberal offers on an- 
other page of this issue. 

It is a splendid report that Brother Slotter is enabled to make 
of White Gift Offerings this week. If the Sunday schools wiE help 
him to make two more reports like this one, the goal wiU have been 
reached. Send your offering in immediately and the worry will be 
off your mind and our good treasurer will not need to wait and 
wonder. 

Brother C. F. Yoder, writing from his home at Falls City, Ne- 
braska, states that he is starting upon his tour among the churches. 
Without doubt our people will be anxious to see and hear him again, 
also to see the South American scenes that he has brought with him. 
May his going in and out among our churches give us a new vision 
and concern for missions. 

Brother W. S. 'Crick, pastor of the congregation at Aleppo, Penn- 
syhiania, recently conducted a very successful evangelistic cam- 
paign in his parish. A part of the time he was assisted by one of 
the Gospel Teams from Ashland College and he is very enthusiastic 
in his praise of the spliendid service rendered by these young men. 
Nineteen conversions are reported and thirteen re-consecrations. 
Brother Crick has charge of two other congregations in Greene 
county and is doing a good work in his charge. 

Every friend of our Kentucky mission work, and that takes in 
about the entire brotherhood, will be interested in Brother Gear- 
hart 's appeal on Mission page for additional funds with which to 
enlarge Myers' Hall giving more room for school work. The Cali- 
fornia Brethren have started it in fine style, and we have a sneak- 
ing suspicion that the rest of the churches are going to more than 
finish it. Wonder if Brother Gearhart would know what to do with 
the money if he got more than the $700.00 asked for? It would be 
interesting to try him on it, anyway. 

Our correspondent at North Manchester, Indiana, reports tire 
congregation there to be very much alive and doing a splendid work. 
Brother A. E. Thomas is leading this people during the absence or 
their pastor for the year, and his ability to keep the spirit of evan- 
gelism glowing is well known. Every department seems to be mak- 
ing progress, but the feature of special interest is the great evan- 
gelistic campaign led by Brother E. C. Miller and his wife. TJiey 
seem to have touched every part of the town with their bui-ning mes- 
sages, and reached a total of fifty-eig'ht confessions, besides a num- 
ber of re-consecrations and some added to the church by letter. Thus 
another big step forward has been taken by this aggressive church, 
whose growth in recent years has been a matter of rejoicing on the 
part of those watching it. 

The Business Manager displays the Honor Boll again this week 
and makes note of a number of congregations renewing their place 
in this list of noble churches. We greatly appreciate the loyalty of 
these pastors and their people who are standing by their churc'h 
paper in this manner. It is a type of loyalty that pays dividenas to 
those who show the loyalty, as well as to the Publishing House, for 
the church whose members are reading The Evangelist is daily being 
made stronger, more earnest and active. Its vision is constantly en- 
larging, its sympathies broadening and its consecration deepening 
by reason of the information and inspiration gained from the printed 
page. There is occasionally a church that imagines that it must cur- 
tail expenses because of a building campaign or other emergency 
that it faces, and t,akes the Evangelist off the budget. It is poor 
economy and must be paid for by a decrease in intelligent interest in 
the work of the brotherhood and even in the local chui'ch. And 
sometimes it is not even a financial saving, for occasionally it has 
been noted that the subscribers who remain pay as much at the two 
dollar rate as the entire church "did at the dollar and a half rate 
offered to Honor Eoll churches. But however much it costs, no con- 
gregation can afford to be without the church paper in the homes of 
aU its members, if it can possibly accomplish it. 



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JANUARY 16, 1924 



GENERAL DIRECTOR 
W. S. Bell, Dayton, Ohio 

DIRECTOR OF EVANGELISM 

AND SECRETARY-TREASURER 

A. L. Lynn 



PROMOTION PROGRAM 

Of the Brethren Church 



DIRECTOR OF SPIRITUAL LIFE 
J. A. Garber 

DIRECTOR OF STEWARDSHIP 

AND TITHING 

H. F. Stuckman 



Publication Day 

By W. S. Bell, D.D., President Publication Board 



We once again call the attention of the pastors and 
churches to our Publishing House interests. Never before 
in the history of our church has this department of our 
general work been in better condition than at the present 
time. 

From a broken down and limited equipment, we have 




HOW THEY USED TO DO IT 

The Old Hand Press That Holsinger Used 



in the past few years made tremendous strides. Today we 
have a modernly equipped Publishing House, whose work 
we are not ashamed of. A large portion of this new equip- 
ment has been purchased by the net earnings of the Com- 
pany. 

For many years we felt the need of a building which 
would measure up to the needs of our business and that 
would give to our work a proper dignity and standing. A 
buildmg was purchased a few years ago in one of the best 
business sections of Ashland and the wisdom of this pur- 
chase is revealed in its present valuation, which is $10,000.00 
more than we paid for it. 

This building was purchased largely on faith and the 
confidence we had in our church people. It is too much for 
the church to expect the business 
to pay for this building from its 
earnings — I want to remind you 
that it was not many years ago 
this business was frequently shoM-- 
ing a deficit, but thanks to g'ood 
management the balance is now 
showing U13 on the other side. 

Help Pay far This Building 

We are not asking you to con- 
tribute to any deficit in the busi- 
ness, but to help pay for this 
building of which we are all 
proud. It will only be a small 
matter, if each congregation will 
take up an offering for the build- 
ing fund on Publication Day, 
Sunday, January 27th, 1924. Spe- 
cial 'envelopes have been mailed 
to the different congregations for 
this pui-pose, which we trust vdll 
have full co-operation and sup- 
port of pastors and churches. 



We Have Not Burdened You 

The Publishing interests are second to none in tlie 
church. What would we do without the Evangelist and 
Sunday School Literature? This is the most important 
agency of the church and we owe it our best support. We 
have kept silent while the College Endowment Campaign 
was on and plodded along the best we could. We did not 
press our needs when the big drives have been made for 
missions, feeling that if we could weather through, that we 
would give these interests a clear field. WE NOW FEEL 
HOWEVER THAT WE SHOULD BE, CONSIDERED AND 
THAT OUR BUILDING SHOULD BE PAID FOR. We are 
not making a hard drive, but Ave are only asking that this 
matter be put fairly before every congregation and a special 
offering be taken on PUBLICATION DAY, JANUARY 
27th, or the next earliest date suitable. 

Dayton, Ohio. 

Just for Enlightenment 

By R. R. Teeter, D.D., Business Manager 

Dr. W. S. Bell, president of the Brethren Publication 
Board, has made a splendid appeal for a liberal and gen- 
erous Publication Day offering, and it has been suggested 
by our editor that I contribute something additional to this 
page of the Evangelist. 

What I shall say will be said for the purpose of spread- 
ing knowledge of our publishing plant and its needs. 

When the Piiblication Board determined, five years 
ago, that I should give my whole time to the development 
of the business of The Brethren Publishing Company, and 
relieved me of the duty of editing the Prethren Evangelist, 
I soon came to one conclusion, and that was that the busi- 
ness could never be developed to any worthwhile degree 
until we had equipment that Avould enable us to do the work 
that might be expected of a church publishing house. 

The equipment at that time was meager indeed, and 




HOW WE DO IT NOW 

The Two-Revolution Optimus Press on which The Evangelist is Printed 



JANUARY 16, 1924 



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not at all fitted to do any high class work whatever. At 
that time our total equipment consisted of one drum cylin- 
der press, two job presses, one proof press, one paper cutter, 
one folding machine, one stitching machine, one wornout gas 
engine, one office safe, two typewriters, wooden filing cab- 
inets and a lot of old type, much of which has since been 
sold for junk. The Avhole equipment being invoiced at 
$2,058.50. 

The Company had no funds -with which to purchase the 
needed additional equipment, but we set ourselves to the 
task with small means but a large determination, and dur- 
ing the past five years we have added the following equip- 
ment to our plant: one two-revolution Babcock Optimus 
press weighing 16,000 pounds, one two-revolution pony cyl- 
inder press, three folding macliines, two Intertype tj^jeset- 
ting machines, one melting furnace, one saw trimmer, one 
type-high planer, one new mre stitcher, one mailing ma- 
chine, eleven electiic motors, two electric fans, one adding 
machine, two typewriters, steel filing cabinets and one Ford 
delivery truck. This additional equipment co.sting more 
than $12,000.00. But the best part 
of it is that it has all been paid for 
in the last five years, with the ex- 
ception of one installment yet to be 
paid on the last folding machine 
secured in December, but Avhich 
will be paid from the business 
when it falls due. 

Take a look at the old Washing- 
ton hand press at the top of this 
page which was used by H. R. Hol- 
singei' in getting out Ms first pub- 
lication, and which we still use 
every day as a proof-press. Then 
take a look at the modern press at 
the bottom of the page with which 
we do most of our work and then 
answer the question. Has the print- 
ing business in the Brethren 
shurch made any progress? 

For a number of years after the 
Brethren Publishing House was lo- 
cated in Ashland its place of bus- 
iness was the basement of Ashland 
College. 

About fourteen years ago Sister 
Laura S. Williams supplied the 
funds to erect a one story buildiag 
for the Publishing House, on the 
northern outskirts of Ashland, 
which answered a splendid pur- 
pose for nearly ten years; but it was not well located to 
develop a good business for the Brethren church. Conse- 
quently the Board of Directors decided to purchase the 
splendid . building we now occupy, almost in the heart of 
the business district of Ashland. This building was pur- 
chased on faith as Brother Bell says, and it is for this we 
are asking the Brotherhood to pay. 

According to the way real estate values are determined 
in Ashland, that is based upon income from rentals, this 
building has more than doubled in value in five years. And 
when the indebtedness is removed it will prove one of the 
best paying .endowments for Brethren publishing interests 
that any one can imagine. From' a purely business stand- 
point there is nothing the church can do at this time that 
will advance her own interests more than to make a clean 
sweep of the indebtedness under consideration in one great 
big, wholehearted offering on January twenty-seventh. 

Ashland, Ohio. 

The Value of Our Publishing Interests 

By Prof. C. L. Anspach, Member Publishing Board 

It is a truism that public opinion is molded largely by 
the press, During the war it was necessary to print certain 






...hi 




One of our Intertype Machines by which Evangelist 
Copy is set into type 



stories about the Germans in order to arouse the people to 
the point where they were willing to fight. The same thing 
is true in regard to church work. It is necessary to build 
up the opinions of the church membership of our denomi- 
nation in order to make them Brethren. It is necessary to 
keep them informed of the happenings in the church in 
general in order to increase their loyalty and faith for their 
local church. It is necessary to do this I say in order to 
give our total membership that feeling for Brethrenism 
that it should have. 

I know of no agency in our church that can do more 
to hold our denomination together than The Brethren Evan- 
gelist and the other church publications. There is no 
agency that will or can give us the information relative to 
the happenings in our brotherhood. There is no other 
agency that can give that feeling of Brethrenism as well as 
our publishing interests. 

Again our Publishing House is 
the one agency that is serving the 
church well, not only in its power 
to mold Brethren thought, but 
through its power of holding iso- 
lated members. I know of no other 
agency in the Brethren church 
u'hich is able to reach members 
who are located in sections of the 
Eountry where there is no congre- 
gation of our people. To this 
group it is, like a message from an 
old friend to receive our church lit- 
erature. For this one reason alone 
if for no other, our publishing in- 
terests should be perpetuated. 

In order to do this however, it 
takes finances. If our publishing 
mterests are of value to us, they 
should be secured by the payment 
of the indebtedness that now in- 
c-ambers them. Under the efficient 
leadership of the present business 
manager oiir publishing house is 
showing a profit, but not sufficient 
to wipe oi:t the debt on the build-, 
ing. There is only one way that 
the buildmg could be paid lor 
without calling wjion the brother- 
hood for help and that would be to 
charge the church commercial 
prices for all literature printed, and, as you can readily 
see, that would cause our literature to be much higher in 
price. Therefore, it is necessary to ask the church in gen- 
eral for money. 

When Publication Day comes, which is January 27th, 
remember that your gift is not going to a lost cause but to 
one that will pay large dividends to the church in holding 
her membership together and in the molding of Brethren 
opinion. It "will not be money given to pay a deficit, due to 
poor management, but to pay for a fine building that when 
paid for will return to the church interest upon her invest- 
ment. 

Ashland, Ohio. 

Free It From Debt 

By Dr. Edwin E. Jacobs, President Ashland College 

It is a well known fact that in order to have any group 
of people come to possess any degree of like-mindedness. 
there must be some form of free intercommunication among 
them. A united people speak a common language, read y 
common literature, have access to- common sources of in- 
formation and fo come to hold and cherish common ideals. 

This principle earrieg ov^r -jnto smaller , groups such as 



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JANUARY 16, 1924 



our own church. I regard, therefore, the work of our Pub- 
lishing House as second in importance to no other interest 
of the church, for from, it flows streams which tend to unify 
us, make us think common thoughts, and give us common 
ideals. 

Furthermore, I speak as representing the largest custo- 
mer which the Publishing House has had within recent 
years. Dr. Teeter in looking over his books informed me 
that the College had paid more within the past year into 
the Publishing House treasury than had the four largest 
churches in the denomination. They have pruited for us 
several thousand copies each issue of the Annual Catalogue, 
Summer School Quarterly, Alumni Quarterly, Student Ac- 
tivities Quarterly, besides numerous. programs and athletic 
display cards, the college weekly — The Ashland Collegian, 



all our office stationery and much other matter. I have 
re'peatedly said that I did not know what we would do here 
at the College if it were not for the close co-operation 'of the 
men at the Publishing House. 

In fact it goes along quietly doing its work and in a 
way that I sometimes think is not fully appreciated, and it 
seems to me that the churches should respond enthusiastic- 
ally on Publication Day. We all know how much we need 
a church literature and since we have undertaken to own 
and operate our own plant, we owe it to ourselves to clear 
it of debt. The work of the printing plant compares favor- 
ably I dare say, mth that of any plant so equipped and 
mamied. I should like to see it free from the struggle in- 
volved in debt which has so long handicapped it. 

Ashland, Ohio. 



The Psychology of Youth 

By Clark C. Copp, A.M. 



Youth is the personification of activity. Senility is the 
store-house of knowledge derived from observation and ex- 
perience. In order to train youth the ideals of maturity 
must be transmitted to the child. This great problem hin- 
ders the world's progress today, for only when we can 
effect 100 per cent of all youths and do this 100 per cent 
effectively will God's supreme will reign upon this earth. 
Almost every mature person attempts, at some time, to fash- 
ion the life of a child. These instructors of youth have 
passed through the youthful period. They have experi- 
enced Ijoth the disappointments and successes of life and by 
this process of trial and failure they have derived valuable 
knowledge. Just at the period of life when man feels that 
he has at last found the true path of life then he finds that 
he has spent the greater part of his youthful vigor and 
energy in obtaining his knowledge. If man could only live 
over his younger days in the light of his acquired knowledge 
he would approach perfection in success. However, he has 
no longer the vitality to execute his ideals. He sees in his 
son a mass, of human energy and he endeavors to inculcate 
in that son the knowledge which he has gained through 
years of struggle. The problem of transmitting this mature 
wisdom to the active child mind is a serious task. In order 
.to instill ideas in the mind of youth we must understand 
the nature of the child mind ; we must study the psychology 
of youth. 

The normal child mind is receptive. The child absorbs 
knowledge in the form of happenings and incidents like a 
sponge absorbs water. When a parent speaks of a matter 
which they think the child should not know, they whisper. 
Why? Because every parent knows the aptitude of chil- 
dren to acquire all knowledge they hear; they know the re- 
ceptive nature of the child mind. But people often think 
that children are receptive only to the baser things in life 
and not to the ideals which one endeavors to teach. This 
is true but it is not due to the nature of the thing (ideal) 
but it is due to the technique of presentation. We have the 
desire on the part of senility to transmit its knowledge and 
and the receptive youth to receive it but the method of 
transmission proves the stumbling block. Modes of training 
are objective while the ideal and intent are subjective, so 
the simple child mind naturally becomes conscious of the 
actions of directors and their manner of execution but often 
they fail to grasp the ideal or become conscious of the in- 
tent. When the teacher becomes angry and acts unwisely 
the child sees that and the impression of anger and impru- 
dent action is made in the child mind, while the unseen rea- 
son for the anger may fail to make an impression. So every 
teacher of youth must be in the proper attitude before at- 
tempting to instruct or reprove a child. 

The child must be in the proper mental condition to 
receive the instruction. This is a principle so often over- 
looked. To reprove a child' whose mind is disturbed by 



anger does not help the child but instead the seed of con- 
tempt and hatred is sowti in the cliild's mind for the in- 
structor. If you wait until the storm of anger has passed 
and then gently correct you will catch him at a period of 
self regret for his action and willingness to comprehend the 
instruction. The child will also be impressed by the act and 
understanding of the instructor, thereby creating in youth 
the ideal of admiration. Considering that the father and 
child are both in the proper condition for the process of cor- 
rection, the next logical step is how shall correction be ex- 
ecuted? 

In reproving a child, say "don't" as seldom as pos- 
sible and "do" as much as possible. Of course, exceptions 
are made for young children who must be taught some of 
the "don'ts" to insure physical safety. When the cliild 
has passed this early stage dispense with the negations and 
increase positive instruction. Psychologically "don't" is 
an unwise word to use, because to tell a cliild not to do a 
thing at once arouses curiosity and curiosity is the thresh- 
old of comprehension. This same principle applies to ma- 
ture people. If a person is told not to look at a certain 
object, at once his curiosity is aroused, next his interest 
becomes intent and his attention is focused, thus the mind 
is primed for comprehension and he usually looks. On the 
other hand "do" implies action, which correlates with the 
child life and it also is preferable because to command pos- 
itively does not create in the Bind an idea of an alternative. 
For example, father leaves home and he does not want his 
son to visit johiuiy Jones while he is gone. If the father 
tells the son to remain at home, the father's command itself 
forms no idea whatsoever in the boy's mind except to stay 
at home. However, if the father says, "Don't visit, Johnny 
Jones while I'm gone," at once an idea of seeing Johnny is 
formed by the simple negative command. The son may not 
have thought about seeing Johnny had not the command 
given him the idea. 

Only demand the child to do those things which are 
necessary to be done. The child is a close student of h'u- 
taaan nature and he soon realizes whether or not there is any 
use in listening to an instructor. Useless reproof prodtices 
disobedience in the child. The instructor tells Tommy not 
to sit on the bench. There isn't any real reason why he 
shouldn't sit on the bench, except some petty idea in the 
instructor's mind. Tommy finally squirms around until he 
gets on the bench and he finds it just like other benches and 
nothing extraordinary happens to him. The direct conclu- 
■ sion in the child's mind, resulting from such instruction is, 
"therefore it's no use listening to the teacher." 

Parents are extremely guilty at this juncture. Time 
and again the parent forbids the child doing something ; the 
child does it on the sly and finds nothing harmful happens, 
that there was no real reason why he should not have done 

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TEXT: Heb. 11:13: 



A Funeral Sermon 

By Miles J. Snyder 

'These all died in faitb, not having- received promises, but having seen them and 
oreeted them from afar." 



These ■\vords are recorded in that chapter which is 
sometimes called "The New Testament Hall of Fame," be- 
cause it contains a long list of Old Testament woi-thies who 
lived a life of faith in their day and then passed on to re- 
ceive their etvrnal reward. Tliis list embraces the great 
and good, bearing testimony to the faithfulness of such 
men and women as Abel, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, 
Sarah, Joseph, Moses, Joshua, Kahab, and many others; all 
of Avhom li-^-ed their allotted years, whether many or few, 
and then in answer to death's summons passed from the 
scene of earthly activity. 

Viewed without reference to the victory of faith in 
Jesus Christ death has always been regarded as a terrible 
enemy. Men have made vain attempts to disguise it by 
poetic descriptions and pleasing figures of speech ; but it is 
still an enemy that money cannot bribe, that strength can- 
not defy, that hitman ingeuunity cannot defeat. It is an 
enemy th^t invades our homes and robs them of light and 
.joy, that lays hold of our loved ones and bears them away 
iDcyond our sight and reach, and again and again causes us 
to cry out in sorrow and loneliness : 

"Oh, for the touch of a vanished hand, 
And the soiuid of a voice that is still." 

Like a conqueror, death has passed through the world 
and left a pathway wet -with imman tears and dotted with 
flower-covered graves. Mothers have knelt in its presence 
and plead for their children in vain. Medical science has 
entered the arena and tried to overthrow this enemy but 
■m the end has ever been baffled and defeated. The united' 
prayers of entire communities' have been unable to soften 
death's heart of stone or receive one sign of mercy and com- 
passion. 

"Death comes, life goes; the asking eye . 

And ear are answerless; 
The grave is dumb, the hollow sky 
Is sad -with silentness." 

So we are not surprised to have the text tell us that 
these old saints of God all died. It is the common lot of 
man; it is the natural consummation of all physical life; it 
is the inevitable end of each one of us. But the thought I 
wish to emphasize in this connection is, that while man can- 
not stay the power of death he may determine, he can de- 
termine, he does determine what comes of woe or weal be- 
yond its mystic portal. For life does not end at the grave, 
but the life we now live shapes and determines the life we 
shall live hereafter. Death works no miracle in character or 
personality. 

"These all died in faith, not having received the prom- 
ises, but having seen them and greeted them from afar." 
Why did they die in faith? Because they had lived m 
faith. That is the normal, sane, satisfying way to live, and 
surely it is the joyous way to die. Life and death are too 
much wrapped up in mystery to try to experience without 
faith. Faith is the living link Ijet^^-een the human and the 
divine. It is the golden bridge reaching from time to etcx- 
nity over-arching the valley of the shadow. It is the act 
of the soul reaching out, grasping and appropriating the in- 
visible and the eternal. It is through the door of faitn. 
opened from within our hearts, that all spiritual blessings 
come. The saved of earth always walk by faith instead of 
being led by doubt into the darkness of eternal night. Faith 



may have its trials, its hard lessons, its great difficulties, its 
conflict and its cross; but it leads on tlie right road, the 
smile of heaven is before it, it is moving toward light and 
peace and at last will emerge triumphant, for, 

"It points to some land of endless, endless truth, 

Of light and life. 
Where souls, renewed in an immortal youth. 

Shall know the Infinite." 

These Old Testament saints all died in faith, but befor^ 
they received what they were striving for, before they real- 
izd the fulness of their expectation and their hope. And the 
same thing is still true as Christian people pass away with 
work undone, ideals unrealized, and hopes unfulfilled. But 
the value of effort m the building of a life depends not so 
much upon what we accomplish as on the direction it takes 
us. God does not look primarily at what we attain, but at 
M'hat we try to achieve; not at the results, but at the faith- 
ful struggles to be true; not how long we have traveled on 
life's road, but in what direction we have journeyed. Every 
soul is going somewhere. Man is not a cloud in the sky to 
evaporate and disappear, but he is a child of destiny bound 
for a distant goal. One's tendency, therefore, whether the 
years are few or many is the matter of supreme importance. 
Number of years does not determine true success in life, for, 
as someone has said, 

"We live in deeds, not years; 
In thoughts, not breaths; 
In feelings, not in figures on a dial. 
We should count time by heart-throbs. 
He lives most who thinks most, feels 
the noblest, and acts the best." 

Of course, the departure of one early in life breaks the 
family circle, robs the home of cheer and sunshine, and 
impoverishes the community of a Christian life rich in 
promise and good works and uplifting influence ; and for all 
of these things we sorrow deeply and our hearts are made 
heavy with grief and tender Avith sympathy. But the life 
itself does not cease nor suffer loss if only it has been mov- 
ing in the right direction. For, when the years of earthly 
life are gone, when its struggles are over and the summons 
comes, then the faithful Christian faces a larger and more 
glorious life and in another world receives the unspeakable 
treasures of hope. Such a going out the poet has described 
in these words: 

"I Avatched a sail until it dropped from sight 
Over the rounding sea. A gleam of white, 
A last, far-flashed farewell, and, as a thought 
Slips out of mind, it vanished, and was not. 

"But, to the helmsman standing at the wheel, 
Broad seas still stretched before the gliding keel. 
Disaster? Fear? He felt no slightest sign, 
Nor dreaded he that dim horizon line. 

"So may it be, perchance, when down the tide 
Our loved ones vanish. Peacefully they glide 
'er level seas, nor mark the unknown bound. 
We call it death — to them 'tis life new-found!" 
Our text says, "These all died in faith, not having re- 
ceived the promises, but having seen them and greeted them 
from afar. ' ' What were the promises which the good and 
great of the ,01d Testament did not receive! When we read 



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the context we find reference is made to the fulfilment of the 
Messianic promises foretelling the coming of Christ. But in 
the fulness of timie he came. More than nineteen hundred 
years ago the angels' song announced his birth in Bethle- 
hem, and from that hour he has been the ever present Christ. 
And siuoe then, no one ever dies in the faith without pos- 
sessing the richness and power and blessedness of his 
righteouness and immortal life, and the surety of heaven. 

I do not know the geography of heaven; I carniot tell 
where it is or where its boundaries are — I only know it is 
somewhere. It may not be far away. It is enough to have 
the divine assurance that, "To be absent from the body is 
to be present with the Lord." Jesus said, "In my Father's 
house are many mansions, if it were not so I would have 
told you. I go to prepaire a place for you, and I will come 
and receive you unto myself. ' ' Heaven is a prepared place 
for prepared people, a place Avhere the things which hurt 
will never enter, and where the baffling mysteries of earth 
will be made plain. 

"Not now but in the coming years. 

In what will be a better land. 
We'll read the meaning of our tears, 

And there, sometime, we'll miderstand. 

"We'll know why clouds instead of sun 

Were over many a cherished plan; 
AVhy life has ceased when scarce begun, 

'Tis there, sometime' we'll tinderstand. 

"God knows the way, he holds the key. 

He guides us with unen-ing hand; 
Sometime with tearless eyes we'll see. 

Sometimes, somewhere, we'll understand." 

Recognition will be there for personality and character 
cannot be effaced. It is a place of joyous fellowship where 
"we shall know even as we are known." Heaven is where 
love reigns and welcome waits and happiness abides. No 
words can adequately describe its grandeur, no brush can 
paint its beauty, no lips can tell its story, no voice can sing 
its glory. It is the home of the souls of the saved of men 
released from these tenements of clay, where eyes opened 
to heavenly beauty shall behold the glory of the eternal city, 
and ears attuned to divine melodies shall delight in the 
music of the choirs invisible, and feet once lame and halt- 
ing here shall move triumphantly along the heights of glory 
and across the plains of peace. 

This then is the Christian's hope and comfort and 
strength in the hour of sore bereavement. Sometimes the 
load here is heavy, but if there is rest yonder we can carry 
on awhile longer. Sometimes disappointment is bitter, but 
if there is compensation on the other side we can endure 
with courage. Sometimes sorrow almost breaks the heart, 
but if there is gladness without alloy beyond the veil we 
can wait until daylight wanes in the west. Sometimes part- 
ings are unspeakably sad, but if we part to meet again and 
be reunited in a heavenly home we can bide the time Math 
patience. 

So, in this hour of sorrow and loss, let us seek to find 
comfort and consolation in the divine assurance that the 
one who dies in Christ dies in peace and in the promise of 
a larger aiid more blessed life, for this is the heart of Jesus ' 
message to a sorrowing world. He opens the glorious gates, 
of the eternal city for all the faithful pilgrims of time. Be- 
yond the dark is the light, and after the night breaks the 
dawn of endless day over the radiant hills of God. 

The loved ones in Christ who go from us beyond death 's 
mystic portals are as those who sail away to some rich and 
beautiful clime. But they do not go alone; for a divine 
form stands by tlidr side, a divine hand holds the helm, a 
divine chart marks out the voyage, and a divine mind 
knows where the mist-veiled' harbor is. And in perfect peace 
the outward-bound voyager can say with another gone be- 
fore: 

'Siinset and evening star, 

And one clear call for me ! 



And may there be no moaning of the bar, 
When I put out to sea. 

"But such a tide as moving seems asleep. 

Too full for sound and foam. 
When that which drew from out the boundless deep 

Turns again home. 

"Twilight and evening bell. 

And after that the dark ! 
And may there be no sadness of farewell 

When I embark. 

"For, though from out our bourne of Time and Place 

The flood may bear me far, 
I hope to see my Pilot face to face. 

When I have crossed the bar." 

Warsaw, Indiana. 



The Psychology of Youth 

(Continued from page 6) 

it. Later when the cMld pays little attention to parental 
instruction, the parent fails to see that he is at fault, that 
his useless instruction caused the child to totally disregard 
him. Command only what you must and enforce it abso- 
lutely, regardless of begging. Never permit the child to 
know that there is such a thing as not obeying. The habit 
of obedience is formed as easily as any other habit when 
there is no deviation from the repetition of the act of obe- 
dience. 

When a child is told to do a necessary thing explain to 
the child why he must do it. The child has a right to know 
why. Youth is interested in "the whys." They are con- 
stantly asking "why" and they can understand when ex- 
plained why certain things must not be done. Tell the child 
why, as soon as you make the demand, while the mind is 
functioning normally, and don't wait until the child's 
mind is numbed with anger and then try to explain. The 
child with its limited experience can not of its own accord 
understand why they are prohibited from doing things 
which they enjoy and the instructor must explain and show 
the child how he must not be carried away by tem]3orar> 
joys, but he nnist seek the tilings which lead to permanent 
happiness. 

One of the best methods of convincing a child of a 
truth is to tell someone about it and let the child overhear 
your conversation. When you use this method you auto- 
matically arouse the child's interest because children are 
always anxious to hear what men and women talk about. 
The child also believes what you say when you tell some- 
one else. It is human nature to discount man's words on 
the basis of duty of profession. We allow for the lawyer 
when pleading a case ; we even allow a little for the minis- 
ter; because subconsciously we think it is his dut^ to preach, 
and maybe we are not quite as bad as the minister makes 
us out sometimes. The most effective sermon a preacher 
can preach is on the street, or in a home ; there discuss the 
great truths of the Bible when he is not compelled to do so 
by duty of profession. So it is with the child when the 
father lectures direct to him. The child does not believe it 
all because he knows it is his father's job, but when father 
comes home from church and tells mother that he was really 
benefited by the service and the children hear it, then they 
really believe it and soon they will want to go to church 
and receive this benefit. To prove how effective this 
method is, consider the way children learn all their so-called 
meanness. They see or overhear someone else. No one 
really teaches or lectures to them on "How to Swear." They 
observe it and personal observation begets knowledge. Lec- 
turing to a child tends to kill in him his manliness and re- 
duces him to nihility in knowledge. The child wants to 
learn but he also wants credit for what he already knows. 
Recognize in the child his manly qualities, his reason, his 
gudgment and' exercise these faeulties. JJet him know that 



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you consider him "somebody" and then show him how 
being somebody carries with it a responsibility. 

Don't try to make the child think that you are perfect. 
Many parents and preachers unconsciously convey the idea 
to children that they are super-human. Let the child knoAv 
that you know you make mistakes, so you can get on the 
same plane with him. The idea of making the child think 
you never made a mistake simply builds a huge barrier be- 
tween the two forces which should be tangent. You must 
be on the same plane with the child to affect his life; you 
must lead him hand in hand to the higher plane of know- 
ledge and spirituality and not stand on the lofty heights 
and shout to him the Avay. 

In conclusion, when we have effected a eliild life we 
have so-(\Ti t'he seed which never dies. Our ideas trans- 
mitted to youth will be perpetuated until the end of time 
and my final plea is, instruct only by example or Avord that 
which -will eventually glorify God and bring fellowship 
among men. 

Manassas, Virginia. 



FAMILY WORSHIP 

and the Quiet Hour 



Sunday, 1 John 5:13-17; 2:1, 2; Rom. 3:21-26. There 
is an evangelism of prayer. Surely all Christians can en- 
gage in this, if they will. The power of prayer is inestima- 
ble. Multitudes have been saved thi'ough prayer. "The 
prayer of a righteous man availeth much" James 5:16. 

Pray for sinners. Pray especially that they may be led 
to hear the AVord and that they may be convicted of sin. 

Monday, Luke 18:1-14. God is not an unsympathetic 
and unjust judge. He is our loving and merciful heavenly 
Father. His ear is always open to our cry. Surely, if a 
worldly judge may be moved by a plea of vengeance, God 
will be moved by the earnest, persistent prayer of his chil- 
dren for the salvation of the lost and for vengeance upon 
Satan, our adversary. But let us keep ourselves humble 
before God, trusting in no merit of our own, that we may 
enjoy real communion with him. 

Continue to pray for the unsaved. If your prayer has 
not yet been answered, don't give up. Perhaps a little more 
time is required to accomplish God's purpose. Perhaps you 
need to make som« changes in your life to have power in 
prayer. Perhaps you need more faith. "The prayer of 
faith will save." Don't give up. 

Tuesday, Rev. 3:14-22; Matt. 25:26-30. How much are 
you concerned about the advancement of the Kingdom of 
God? Are you as zealous as you should be f Are you using 
your gifts for the glory of God and the saving of lost souls? 
We are responsible to a large degree for the salvation of 
others. If you are indifferent and negligent you ydll suffer 
much loss and perhaps share the doom of the wicked and 
unprofitable. 

Pray for a growing, active and devoted interest in the 
cause of Christ. 

Wednesday, Isa. 5:1-7; John 15:1-8. The churcli is 
God's vineyard today and each member is a vine, or at 
least a branch. God expects fruit. "Herein is my Father 
glorified, that ye bear much fruit." Are you bearing fruit? 
If not, why not? Do you lack faith? Do you lack know- 
ledge? Ar*. you timid? Or, are you indifferent ? Have you 
become "clean through the Word?" Are you abiding in 
Christ? Note the progress suggested in verses 2 and 8, 
"not fruit," "fruit," "more fruit," "mueL fruit." Oh, 
how can one be ready to give an account to God, if he has 
not brought one. sQui to Christ?; .,• , • 



Pray that your- life may be purged from all sin and 
doubt and fear and that you may be fruitful in the vineyard 
of the Lord, bearing abundantly that fruit which rejoices 
his heart. 

Thursday, Matt. 5:13-16; Acts 1:8; 2 Cor. 3:2. God's 
greatest revelation of himself to the world was through the 
living Christ. Christ is revealed through living disciples. 
"I am the light of the world." "Ye are the light of the 
world." "Living epistles." The life is the light. The life 
of the laymen as well as the life of the preachers must be 
back of the gospel message. What a responsibility each one 
constantly bears. 

Pray for cleaner, holier, living, both among the laity 
and the ministry. 

Friday, Eph. 6:10-20. Eemember that Paul was writ- 
uig to laymen. They are to equip themselves for battle and 
fight against sin as well as the preachers. The fight agaiiast 
sin requires thorough equipment. We are engaged in a real 
warfare. It is no child's play. Let no part of the armoi- 
or equipment be omitted or neglected. 

Pray for thorough equipment for service and for grace 
and skill to use it. • 

Saturday, Rom. 1:16, 17; 2 Tim. 2:15; 3:16, 17; Heb. 
4:12; 1 Pet. 1:23; 3:15. The "Word of God" is our sword, 
which is perhaps our most important part of our equipment 
for spiritual warfare. Study it carefully. Familiarize your- 
self with its teaching. Use it constantly in your efforts to 
win others. God's Word is more convincing and assmlng 
than your oaatl wisdom. 

Pray for increasing love for the Word of God, that you 
may understand it better and that you may become skillful 

in its USG 

H. M. OBERHOLTZER, Columbus, Ohio. 



DR. PARKER'S TEN COMMANDMENTS . 

Dr. Joseph Parker, of the City Temple, London, was a 

keen business man, as well as a great preacher, and was 
often consulted by business men in regard to their various 
adventures and investments. One of his little known bookis 
was entitled "Successful Business: How to Get it. Keep it, 
and Make the Most of it, "-in which he promulgated ten 
commandments for men of business, as follows: " (1) Thou 
shalt not in any wise boast, brag, bounce, or bluster, or the 
wise men will hold thee in low esteem. (2) Thou shalt not 
permit thy wife to be living at the rate of Uvo hundred 
pounds a year when thy business is not yielding more than 
one hundred and ninety-nine pounds; nor shalt thou with- 
hold from her the business information, which as an help- 
meet, she is entitled to receive. (3) Thou shalt not mock tne 
unsuccessful man, for he may be richer in his poverty than 
thou art in thy boasted abundance. (4) Thou shalt not 
carry the counting-house into the domestic circle, nor in any 
wise spoil the children's hour by recapitulating the bank- 
ruptcies of the day. (5) Thou shalt not hobnob -with idle 
persons, nor smoke with them, nor encourage them, nor ap- 
prove their evil life. (6) Thou shalt not keep company 
with an unpunctual man, for he will certainly lead thee to 
carelessness and ruin. (7) Thou shalt not forget that a 
servant who can tell lies for thee may one day tell lies to 
thee. (8) As to the hours of slumber and sleep, remember 
the good old rule: Nature requires five, custom seven, lazi- 
ness takes nine, and wickedness eleven. (However, Nature 
requires more than five hours' sleep. President William 
Rainey Harper of the University of Chicago allowed himself 
only six hours and his remarkable career was brought to 
a close all too soon. — Editor). (9) Neither a borrower nor 
a lender be, but give, where well-bestowed, right cheerfully. 
(10) Be honest in copper, and in gold, thy honesty will be 
secure. — Christian Oentiiry. 



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Editor's Notes On the Sunday School Lesson 

Israel Saved at the Red Sea 
(Lesson for January 27) 



Devotional Reading — Psalm 106:1-9. 

Lesson Material — Exodus 12:37 to 18:27. 

Printed Text — Exodus 14:21-31. 

ftoliiem Text — .Jehovah is my strength and 
song, aud he is become my salvation. Exo- 
dus 15:2. 

Daily Home Bil)le Readings 

Saved at the Red Sea, ..Exod. 14:21-31 

Pursued by Pharaoh, Exod. 14:1-9 

God Promises Deliverance, 

Exod. 14:10-20 
Song of Moses and Miriam, 

Exod. 15.1-11 
Song of Moses and Miriam, 

Exod. 15:12-21 

Triumph of Faith, Heb. Il:23-g9 

Thanksgiving for Deliverance, 

Psa. 106:1-9 



M. 
T. 
W. 

T. 

F. 

S. 
S. 



THOUGHTS ON THE LESSON 

A Way Through the Impossible 

God had called Moses to deliver the Israel- 
ites, but he uid not leave him to find his way 
out. It was practically impossible for Moses 
with a mass of slaves, unequipped and lack- 
ing confidence in themselves to cope with the 
Egyptian monarch and all the power at his 
command. After Pharaoh was brought to 
terms and the Israelites were started on their 
way to' -freedom, who could interfere if the 
Egyptian ruler should go back on his word 
and drive the slaves back to their tasks? This 
very thing Pharaoh attempted to do, and he 
seemed to have them in a trap, — the moun- 
tains on either side, the Red Sea before them 
and his troops pursuing them. Itwas im- 
possible for them to escape; but One was 
working on the side of the Israelites who 
could find a way through the impossible. It 
was 'he whose power guides in the affairs of 
men, who lifts up and who casts down, and 
no man or condition can hinder. It was he 
that Pharaoh was not counting on, while 
Moses was. Moses could not see the way 
out, but he was trusting in a God who could 
do the humanly impossible, and so could face 
the critical situation calmly. 

Eyes to See God's Way 

Moses not only trusted God, but had eyes 
to see God's leading; and when the strong 
east wind blew the water back into great 
walls, he saw God in it preparing a way of 
escape for him and his people. And seeing 
this way before it was apparent to the peo- 
ple, he smote the water with his rod and 
commanded them to ' "' Go forward. ' ' Phar- 
aoh did not see the hand of God rolling back 
the waves, but only a mighty hazard. He 
feared; he hesitated; he trembled; then, 
gripped by a passion of disappointment and 
fully at seeing his prey elude him, he took a 
gambler's chance and followed into the sea. 
As James Orr has said, '""'What havoc have 
these same motives — a false sense of honor, a 



spirit of calculating rage, the headstrong 
gambler's disposition — played in the history 
of the world. ' ' 

God's Hand Seen Too Late 

As the Egyptians pursued the Israelites 
into the sea, misfortune piled upon misfor- 
tune until they began to recognize the Divine 
hand protecting his people and impeding 
their progress and bringing all their efforts 
to naught. As they saw the fact that was 
coming upon them, they became panic strick- 
en and sought to flee, but destruction over- 
took them. So have the powers of evil ever 
been blind and skeptical of the hand of God 
in human affiairs and have pressed on their 
victorious way, until finally as they rushed 
head on into the wall of God's wrath, they 
recognized him too late. 

The Ijesson I'or Us 
Israel's deliverance is being re-enacted 
continually and the power of God, ever pre- 
vailing, seems most manifest when we are 
in the most straitened circumstances. When 
the battle seems lost and we gloomily face 



the inevitable, God finds a way out, if we 
trust his leading, and sets us free. As Jo- 
sepih Parker puts it, ' ' When our poor life has 
been driven up to a point from which there 
seemed to be no escape, God has shown an 
opening in the rock, or a way through the 
deep; and we who ebcpected to perish- have 
entered upon larger liberties. ' ' And that 
struggle for freedom has been repeated many 
times, not only in individual hearts in an 
effort to break loose from sin, but in many 
lands by peoples w'here religious and polit- 
ical liberty have been restrained. Theappli- 
eation comes down to the beginnings of our 
own national history. "It is a long jour- 
ney from the Red Sea to Plymouth Rook," 
says David James Burrell, ' ' but the Pilgrims 
who landed there were fleeing from the same 
sort of oppression and seeking the same ines- 
timable boon ... It is a long distance from 
the palace of the Pharaohs to Independence 
Hall in Philadelphia; yet our forefathers who 
deliberated there as to the great fundamental 
facts of constitutional freedom, were travers- 
ing that same ground that was contested in 
that ancient battle." WTio shall not say 
that these were God's gi-eat deliverance, as 
much so as the one from Egyptian bondage? 
May we have grace to preserve untarnished 
the freedom wherewith Christ hath made us 
free. 



Following are the contributions 
January 4-10, inclusive: 

Dayton, Ohio, S. S., $ 50.00 

Hudson, Iowa, Ch. and S. S., 34.41 

Mr. & Mrs. P. R. Hollis, Hudson, 

Iowa, 1,5.00 

Helen Gutknecht, Hudson, la., .... 5.00 
(Making Hudson's total $54.41) 

Mt. Pleasant, Pa., S. S., 10.00 

Camden, Ohio, S. S., 30.46 

Fairview S. S., Washington C. H., O. 19.82 

Clay City, Ind., S. S., 10.37 

Waynesboro, Ba., S. S., 2.00 

(Total for Waynesboro, $24,48). 

Mt. Olive S, S., Pt. Republic, Va. 10.2'S 

Des Moines, Iowa, church, 15.82 

La Verne, Calif., S. S., 52.12 

Dallas Center, Iowa, church, 23.28 

Mrs. Essie Boothe, Bowlin, W. Va., 2.00 

Oakville, Ind., church and S. S., ... 26.00 

Uniontown, Pa., church, 25.50 

Turlock, Calif., S, S., 32.17 

Mexico, Ind., church, 72.65 

Snrithville, Ohio, S. S,, 10.17 

N. Vandergrift, Pa., S. S., 7.82 

Calvary, S. S , Pittstown, N. J 10.00 

Garwin, Iowa, S. S., 26.50 

Pleasant Grove church, North Eng- 
lish, Iowa, 13,94 

Burlington, Ind., S. S., 25,00 

Ridgely, Md,, S. S., 6.77 

Waterloo, Iowa, S. S., 250.04 

Elkhart, Ind., S. S 68.91 

Samuel Cook, Orland, Calif., 5.00 



White Gift Offering 

THIRD REPORT 

received 



Morrill, Kansas, S. S., 

South Bend, Ind., S. S., 

Oanton, Ohio, S. S., 

Columbus, Ohio, church, 

C. E. Society, Washington, D. C, . . 
H. R. Dooley, Washington, D. C, 



109.84 
31.92 
47.26 
13.02 
10.00 
5.00 



(Total for Washington, D. C, $125.89.) 



Middlebranch, Ohio, S. S., 

Portis, Kansas, church, 

Teegarden, Ind., church, 

Alientown, Pa., S. S., 

Tiosa, Ind., church, 

Ardmore church, South Bend, Ind., 



10.60 
5.65 
8.40 
32.00 
12.88 
10.15 



Total $1,157.70 

Previously reported, $1,556.86 



Grand total, $2,714.56 

IRA D. SLOTTEE, Treasurer. 
44 W. Third St., Ashland, Ohio. 



BLESSED BOOK 

Said Dr. J. Wilbur Chapman, "There's none 
like it when your head is aching! There's 
none like it when your heart is breaking! 
There's none like it w'hen the day is without 
the sun and the night without the stars! 
There's none like it when your children are 
motherless! There's none like it when you 
bury your baby! There's none like it when 
the springs of life are snapping! There's 
none like it when you reach the end of life's 
journey and pillow your head on its promises 
and God stoops and kisses you to sleep! 



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J. A. GABKEB, Piesideiit 
J. F. Iiocke, Associate 
Ashland, OUo. 



Our Young People at Work 



GLADYS M. SPICE 
General Secretary 
Canton, Ohio. 



Christian Endeavor Week, 1924 



1924 marks the forty-third birthday of 
Christian Endeavor. According to usual cus- 
tom the week including Februaiy second be- 
comes in all churches where there are C 
E. societies, CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOE 
WEEK. T!le outline of the plan as Sec- 
retary Gates gves it, offlicially sets the dates 
of the week as January 27 to February 3, 
1924. The various objectives are well worth 
the careful study and planning of every En- 
deavorer. 

1. Study "BETTER ENDEAVOE" dur- 
ing January. This excellent pamphlet by E. 
P. Anderson discusses thoroughly the secrets 
of success in Christian Endeavor, pointing out 
why some societies fail and suggesting rem- 
edies. The study of this book during Janu- 
ary' will give a background for the discussion 
of the topic for February* 3, Christian Endeav i 
or Day, "One Hundred Per Cent for Christ 
and the Church." The study of this book 
should have begun with, the first Sunday in 
January in connection with the prayer meet- 
ing topic for that day. "Do Better Still." 
Fifteen minutes may well be set aside in 
each meeting for a review and discussion. 
"Better Endeavor" may be secured either 
from Boston, Chieago, or your state Union, 
for twentyfive-cents per copy, postpaid. 

2. Secure from the headquarters of your 
own denomination material and plans for the 
observance of "Denomination Day" on Jan- 
uary 27th, the first Sunday of Christian En- 
deavor Week. Ask your pastor, he knows! 

3. Help make Sunday, February 3, a day 
of national' celebration of Christian Endeav- 
or's birthday. Your pastor will be glad to 
preach a Christian Endeavor sermon. A 
Christian Endeavor Day program has been 
prepared by the United Society of Christian 
Endeavor and may be secured from either 
Boston or Chicago. Make this a "Former 
Members' Day" and try to secure greetings 
from as many former members as possible. If 
you have no Alumni Council in your church, 
this is the time to form one. For suggestions 
on this organization write to Stanley B. Van- 
dersall. Superintendent, 41 Mt. Vernon 
Street, Boston, Massachusetts. 

4. Start a membership campaign to con- 
tinue through Februaiy and March. Make a 
list of young people who should be invited to 
join the society, and conduct an organized 
canvass. The winning of new members is an 
important part of the "FEIENDS OF 
CHRIST" campaign. If your church needs 
a Junior or Intermediate society, organize 
now. Organizing literature will be sent on 
request. 

5. Hold a friendly social to which some 
group is invited from outside the society 
membership, such as a Boy Scout Troop, a 
Sunday school class, high school or college 
students, young people away from home, et 
cetera. Suggestions for such a social may be 
found in "SUCCESSFUL SOCIALS" pub- 
lished by the United Society of Christian En- 
deavor, at 75 cents. 



6. Support the Christian Endeavor Union 
activities. The local or county Christian En- 
deavor Union will probably hold a union 
mass meeting, institute, conference, or con- 
vention. Help make this a great celebration 
by bringing a large delegation from your so- 
ciety. 

7. Co-operate in the observance of "EA- 

(Continued on page 15) 



JUNIOR ENDEAVOR 

By Lois Frazier 



Samuel, the Boy Who Helped in 
God's House. I Sam. 3:1-10 

( Topic for Ja.rmar^ 27) 

Some Thoughts for the Leader 

This lesson affords a fine opportunity to 
work for two things which are vital. 

1. To help the children realize a sense of 
reverence for the church, as a place es- 
pecially meant for the worship of God. 

2. To help the children realize that each of 
them has some definite work which will 
serve and please God, if faithfully done. 

Have one of the older Juniors prepare, 
during the week the story of the Boy Sam- 
uel in the Temple so that he can tell it in 
the meeting, instead of having it read. Chil- 
dren will be more impressed with the charm 
and thought of the story. 

Be sure to have, if at all possible, a copy 
of that beautiful painting of the Child Sam- 
uel, before the children, (It is obtainable 
from the Perry Pictures Company, Boston, 
Massachusetts if you cannot find it among 
your pictures). 

. Make the hour vital, by all means. Con- 
sider the opportunities for children's ?"rvicy 
in your own work and community. Do not 
allow the lesson to consist of mere general- 
ities. 

If you have access to that story, "Why 
the Chimes Eang" you can tell it to the chil- 
dren, and through it, impress them deeply 
with the truth that the spirit behind any 
service is the thing that makes the service 
beautiful and true. 

At the end of the hour, let the climax of 
the lesson be to decide with the children upon 
some definite piece of service which the Jun- 
ior Christian Endeavor as a body, cian do, of 
service to the church or that they can do in- 
dividually. Do not let the interest and en- 
thusiasm for service be aroused in the chil- 
dren, without some means for its expression 
being planned. 

Some Things to Think About: 
' ' Small service is true service 

While it lasts; 
The daisy, by the shadow that it, casts 

Protects the lingering dew-drop from the 

■ sun.'' 



Samuel began early to listen to the voice 
of God, and as he grew older the voice be- 
came so clear, that he was able to do a great 
piece of work for his people and for God. 

"He who wants to do good, knocks at the 
door; he who loves finds the door open. ' ' If 
we really love to help we will always find 
ways to do it. 

' ' There is a great deal of good can be 
done in this world, if we are not too con- 
cerned as to who gets the praise for it. ' ' 

A Story to Think About: 

Once upon a time a little boy was trying 
to lift a very heavy stone. He tried and 
tried but it was too heavy for him to lift. 
Finally his father said to him, 

"Have you used all your strength?" 

"Yes," answered the boy. 

' ' No, you have not, ' ' said the father. Then 
the boy tried again. Still he could not budge 
the stone. 

' ' You are not using all your strength, ' ' 
said the father. 

' ' Yes I am, father, ' ' insisted the boy. 

' ' You have not asked me to help you, ' ' an- 
swered the father. 

And so we must remember that, although 
we are trying every day to serve our Father, 
we will often meet things that are too large 
for us to do alone. It is then that the Great 
Father wishes us to ask him to help us, and 
unless we remember to do that we will often 
find stones too big for us to move alone. 

Some Questions to Answer: 

1. In what ways were Jesus and Samuel 

alike when boys? (Luke 2:46-49). 

2. Do boys who wish to serve God and their 
church now, need to leave their homes 
and live in the church? Why did Samuel? 

3. What may we do to help us and others 
hear God's voice in his house? 

4. What are some ways in ■n-'hich God speaks 
to us? 

5. How did a boy once help .Jesus and his 
friends? (John 6:8-9). 

6. What one thing can boys and girls in this 
society do to help? (Give this question to 
several children). 

7. "The Lord loveth a cheerful giver." 
Does this mean giving money, only? 

Some Songs to Sing: 

.Jesiis Wants Me for a Sunbeam. 
Can a Little Child Like Me. 
Jesus Bids Us Shine, or any songs that 
have the thought of service. 

Some Daily Braidings: 

Monday, .Jan. 21. Jesus in God's House. 

Luke 2:46-49 
Tuesday, Jan. 22. Willing to Serve. 

John 7:17 
Wednesday, Jan. 23. Helping by Gifts. 

2 Cor. 8:3, 4 
Thursday, Jan. 24. Timothy Helped Paul. 

Acts 16:1-4 
Friday, Jan. 25. A Giri's Help. 2 Kings 5.1-3 
Saturday, Jan. 26. A Boy That Gave Food. 

John 6:8, 9 



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Send Home Missionary Funds to 

'WIIiL.IAM A. GBARHART, 

Home MiKsIonnry Secretnry* 

906 American Bldg., Dayton, Ohio. 



MISSIONS 



Send Foreigti Mission Funds to 

LOUIS S. BAUHAN 

Financial Secretary Forelgrn Board, 

1330 E. Third St., Long Beach, California 



A Forward Movement 

The work at Riverside Institute, Lost 
. Creek, Kentucky, has made splendid progress 
during the past year or two and t'he time has 
come when more room is needed if the growth 
of the worlc is not to be hindered. Mrs, 
Sraek, who was the efficient Bible teacher at 
Eiverside last winter, senses this need veiy 
much indeed — so much so that she has been 
very active in making it known among the 
brethren and sisters in the Golden State. Wo 
now have on hand almost $700.00 to be used 
for the enlargement of Myers' Hall by rais- 
ing the roof and making a two-story stmcture 
of it. The faculty at Riverside and the Cal- 
ifornia folks are an.xious to have this addi- 
tion completed before school opens next year, 
which will be about the middle of July. Most 
of t'he $700.00 has come from the California 
churches. They are anxious to have others 
contribute to this worthy and much needed 
improvement which may cost approximately 
$1,400.00 including equipment. The Ken- 
tucky Committee favors this addition and we 
have promised to see that it is built as soon 
as possible after school closes. We will need 
more money and will be glad to receive gifts 
from individuals, auxiliary organizations and 
churches for this purpose. We hope to have 
the $1,400.00 before starting the work. 

WM. A. G-EAEHAET, Secretary. 



In the Home Land 

My last message to Evangelist readers was 
written from Buenos Aires. We are now once 
more among friends and brethren in the 
home land. God has been very good to us 
and hias brought us on our way in peace and 
happiness. The ocean voyage was very pleas- 
ant and was made in only eighteen days on 
the Pan America, one of the best of the V. 
S. Government steamens plying between New 
York and Buenos Aires. 

When we landed in New York we changed 
in one day from the summer weatter we had 
been having all the way, to the winter weath- 
er we have been having since. 

Brother Paul Miller met us in the customs 
house and helped us to proceed on our way 
as far as Philadelphia where we spent Christ- 
mas in his lovely home. We began the day 
with a sunrise prayer meeting which was 
attended by thirty or forty earnest believers 
who gave fine testimonies. The spirit of the 
pastor is reflected in the people and the spirit 
of the Master is reflected in the pastor. We 
were soriy to have to leave so soon but we 
were scheduled for brief visits at Wooster 
apd Ashland and then came on to Falls City, 
in time to preach Sunday night. 

Here we find Brother Cover, a faithful 
p.istor, aided by a loyal group of people, 
laboring against the rising tide of modern 
apostasy and worldliness. Missionaries do 
not have a monopoly of heartaches and dis- 
appointments. 

We go to Morrill and Hamlin the coming 
Sunday and then within a few days hope to 




iLiAi 



AT LOST CEEEK, KENTUCKY 

The building in the picture to the reader's left contains the chapel and class 
rooms of Eiverside Institute. On the small addition to the rear known as Myers' 
Hall it is proposed to build a room so as to accommodate more students. It is for 
this that Brother Gearhart makes appeal for funds in the accompanying letter. — 
Editor. 



begin the tour of the churches which is to 
last, if God will, throughout the year. 

I will have photogi'aphs of our work and 
workers in Argentina that all may see for 
themselves something of what is being do^i;. 
It is not intended that the offerings given 
are to in any way replace or diminish the 
Easter offering, but outy to meet the extra 
expense of the furlough traveling. The 
Board has also approved the raising of money 
for a building in Buenos Aires. Of this I 
will write more later. I am eager .to meet 
all the congregations as Soon as possible and 
regret that some will have to wait until the 
end of the tour and others will only have a 
week day visit as there a;re not enough Sun- 
days for all. Let all interested in missions 
pray that the blessing of God may accom- 
pany the tour. 

C. F. YODEE, 

Falls City, Nebraska, January 4, 1924. 



A New Way of Sending the 
Gospel Abroad 

Seven thousand miles from hits home, in a 
land of strange people, strange manners, 
strange customs and strange language, John 
Akimoto, Japanese student in the' Southern 
Baptist Theological College at Louisville,- a 
few months ago heard an American record 
reproduce sacred music in his own tongue. 

But strantjest of all wias the fact that the 
singer knew no word of Japanese, could not 



read, write, speak or understand the Oriental 
gutterals and sfngsong reiterati'on of sounds. 

The records, four of them, were registered 
by Homer Ehodeheaver, famous the country 
over as leader of the choirs in the Billy Sun- 
day revivals. 

Ehodeheaver in telling of his accomplish- 
ments, unique if not unequaled in linguistic 
and musical history, said he "boned" over 
each sound as translated to him by converted 
Japanese in Chicago, until he could memorize 
it and repeat it in sequence with the others. 

After this he said, he had repeated them in 
time with the melody of the various songs. 
Then he was ready to record them for his 
own company's records. 

Akimoto, so astonished at hearing t'he voice 
of an Occidental, in an Occidental song but 
in his own tongue, was inarticulate for some 
minutes. But later he acknowledged he was 
able to follow the song, phrase by phrase, in 
his own tongue and in English. 

The records were made by Ehodeheaver for 
use by the missionaries in the Island Em- 
pire. They are advance heralds for the 
choir master, who plans to visit the Orient 
this year. 

When Ehodeheaver first conceived the idea 
of recording his voice in sacred songs of an- 
other tongue he called in several young Jap 
students in and about 'Chicago and they made 
phonetic translations of the song into their 
tongue. It wa^ from these translations that 
Ehodeheaver memorized the sounds. 

The songs recorded in this fashion are/ 



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THE BRETHREN EVANGELIST 



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"Tell Me Now," "Jesus Loves Me," 
' ' What a Priend We Have in Jesus, ' ' and 
"WTiiter Than Snow." 

Mr. Khodeheaver has offered free a set of 
the songs to any school or college in the 
country that has Japanese students enrolled. 



WHAT MISSIONAEIES HAVE DOISTE IN 
ASIA 

In India the early missionaries were con- 
fronted by such evils as the Caste system, 
child marriage, and suttees, to say nothing of 
the old established religions — Buddhism, Brah- 



manism, Mohammedanism, and others. Today 
India has free day schools and boarding 
schools, hospitals, churches, and thousands of 
professing Christians. There are colleges in 
India conducted under Christian auspices, 
which would be 'a credit to any land. 



NEWS FROM THE FIELD 



MEXICO, nSTDIANA 

As it has been almost a year since the 
work at this place has been reported and we 
think all should report at least once a year, 
so we will proceed to tell Wxiat the Lord hath 
wrought. Our Sunday school, under the lead- 
ership of Brother Ed. Donaldson is going 
forward nicely, having an average of eighty. 
Not large! No, but when we think back fgur 
yeaHs when we were called to lead these good 
people, with but an average of about forty, 
then we are made to rejoice. The W. M. S. 
is in good condition and doing great things. 
They have the faithful leadership of Sister 
Cora Maus. 

The Y. P. S. C. E. is going forward fine 
under the leadership of Brother Loron Black. 
We are fortunate in having his trained lead- 
ership. 

Death has in the year made great inroads 
in our ranks; but he who is our Great Com- 
mander and has promised that he will supply 
our every need, has been more than we could 
expect. The Mexico church is not one of the 
large churches numerically, but we can say 
truthfully that at least ninety percent of .the 
membership are working. They are mission- 
ary in spirit, ever ready to help .anywhere, 
for it is the advancement of the cause of 
Christ, whom they love. 

On November eighteenth we began our an- 
nual revival meeting. We had the efficient 
help of Sister Mable Smith to lead the sing- 
ing and with the help of the others, we held 
forth for three weeks. We preached and 
taught the best we knew how, the Gospel of 
Christ, the love of God and his concern for 
men. 

Many said it was .the best meeting we ever 
had. Let that be as it may. When the last 
gun was fired there were eleven souls for the 
King. These good Brethren, now are looking 
forward to some improvements which they 
have long been praying about, that is an ad- 
dition which gives them the much needed 
Sunday school rooms. Brethren, pray the 
Lord of Hosts to give us the victory. In his 
Name, J. W. CLARK, 



TWELVE MILE, INDIANA 

The Corinth Brethren church, which is lo- 
cated at this place is one of the hustling con- 
gregations and is marching forward, doing the 
things that go to build up the ICingdom. They 
have been very fortun.ate in getting leaders 
that were builders. The last to serve them 
was our good Brother C. A. Stewart, who for 
six years led them in the green pastures 
which go to make a healthy church. 

The writer was called to be their leader 
after their pastor had resigned. He does not 



come to them as a stranger, having held two 
evangelistic meetings for them. We took 
charge on October 1st, and immediately be- 
gau preparation for the fall revival, this be- 
ing the third meeting. We, of course, felt 
quite shaky, but remembering the promise of 
our Lord, that he would reward them that 
trust him, and that the Brethren promised to 
give their undivided support, we, with the 
help of our good Brother Harley Zumbaugh, 
to take c'harge of the music, began on Octo- 
ber fourteenth and continued for a period of 
three weeks. Of course, we did not escape 
the hindrance, for wherever the Gospel is 
preached and men begin to believe and to re- 
ceive, then you can look for the adversary of 
the souls of men to get busy. But God was 
good and gave to uis one of the best meet- 
ings, and when all was said and done there 
were fourteen in all, who took their stand for 
Christ and church. We closed with our Love 
Feast and Holy Communion, at which we be- 
held a most beautiful sight, twenty young 
women from the age of sixteen to twenty, 
and at another table nineteen young men 
from the age of fourteen to twenty. 

Brethren, if we can hold our young for the 
Brethren faith, as this church is doing, there 
is a bright future for uis. 

After holding three meetings for these peo- 
ple in two years, and now becoming their 
pastor, I feel deeply the responsibility. I 
ask the brethren everywhere to pray for 
church and pastor In his Name, 

J. W. CLARK. 

P. S. Three have accepted Christ since the 
meetings have closed. J. W C. 



NEWS FROM NORTH MANCHESTER 

The Manchester church is stiU alive and 
busy in the Master's work. Brother A. E. 
Thomas, who is serving as our pastor during 
the absence of Brother J. R. Schutz, has 
moved to our town, is getting aoquaintea, 
and we hope begins to feel at home. He and 
his good wife attended the farewell reception 
to Brother and Sister Schutz, and we made 
it also a welcoming reception to them. 

On October 14 we held a Gribble memorial 
service, at the evening hour of worship, con- 
ducted by the Christian Endeavor; Brother 
Thomas gave a very interesting sermon n 
the life and work of Brother J. S. Gribble. 

On November 13 a Father and Sons ' ban- . 
quet was held at the church under the direc- 
tion of the Men's Bible Class. The women 
of the church served the supper, while the 
Sisterhood waited on the tables. We hope 
to have more of these social gatherings among 
the fathers and sons of the church. 

The Home Mission offering was lifted at 



the Thanksgiving season and several of our 
Sunday school classes have received several 
additional seals for their Rainbow Certifi- 
cates. The Men's Bible Class has one com- 
pletely filled and the .Childi'en's Division has 
almost completed their second one. During 
Brother Schutz 's pastorate he suggested that 
the children's offering be used for missions, 
and an action of the Sunday school cabinet 
designated the Kentucky field as -their bene- 
ficiary. They enjoy having a definite aim and 
give more than $;i5.00 every quarter. 

December 2 Brother and Sister E. C. Mil- 
ler, of South Bend, came to help us in a re- 
viv.al. Cottage prayer meetings had been 
held in several parts of the town during the 
week previous and the Prayer Band and other 
individuals had been praying for the meet- 
ing even earlier than that. Committees had 
reports re,ady and prayer lists were being 
made. To help in a meeting with Brother 
and Sister Miller is a blessed privilege. They 
are both so congenial and sincere, and are 
busy evei-y minute. We had cottage prayer 
meetings in five different sections of town 
four mornings in the week, personal workers 
made many calls, and advertising commit- 
tees were out inviting people and distributing 
cards. On the afternoon of December t) 
there were two large mass meetings, 'one at 
the High School Auditorium for men, ad- 
dressed by Brother MiUer, ajid one at the 
church for women, addressed by Sister Mil- 
ler. Noon meetings were held at the shops 
and factories and delegations came to the 
evening services from factories, churches of 
the town, college, high sc'hool, and the Sid- 
ney congregation helped us one night. Broth- 
er Eppley of Huntington, also came over. 
On Tuesday evening of the second week, the 
W. M. S. served a free chicken supper to all 
the working women of the town. Ninety- 
eight women were at the tables and they at- 
tended the evening service in a body. Fri- 
day evening of the same week a cafeteria 
lunc'h was served to the city and township 
high schools. About two hundred from tne 
city and fifty from the township attended. 
Most of these attended church and several 
came forward for reconsecration when the in- 
vitation was given. 

Obstacles? Yes. Ten nig'hts of rain out 
of twenty, and some days it rained all day. 
When the weather was good the house was 
crowded but on rainy nights there were less. 
The choir of nearly fifty voices; Mrs. Goeh- 
ler, the pianist; and Miss Pearl Creagor, our 
faithful chorister, were there all through the 
meeting. Mr. Troy, Brother Miller's musical 
director, came the second week, and gave 
valued assistance during the remaining two 
weeks, in special numbers, choir leading and 



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the inspiration which comes from a devoted 
Christian personality. The college invited 
Brother Miller to conduct evangelistic ser- 
vices at the chapel hour each morning of 
the second week and one meeting was held in 
the Mission chapel in the west part of town. 
The results of these meetings, as tabulated on 
our earthly books, are as follows: 

Confession at the church 40; in the Col- 
lege Ohapel 16; at .the West Mission Chapel 
3; total 59. Of these 38 made the Brethren 
c'hureh their choice; 2-6 have been baptized; 
two will unite with the Christian church, 
nine with the Methodist, eleven with the 
Church of the Brethren, one with the Church 
of God and one undecided. 

There were ten reeonsecrations and five 
added by letter. AVe are sure the Heavenly 
Books record much good done, also some rec- 
ords of the Spirit refused and immortal souls 
LOoi\ 

The organizations of the church are mak- 
ing steady growth. We are jnst now busy 
getting our new recruits to work and giving 
them a welcome. Many of them, however, 
were our Sunday school pupils and already at 
home. 

Brother Thomas expects to be away for two 
Sundays soon. He has asked the Sisterhood 
and W. M. S. to take charge of the evening 
meetings. Pray for the Manchester church. 
There is much work to be done. 

MES. J. J. WOLFE, Correspondent. 



ALEPPO, PENNSYLVANIA 

Assisted in six of the services by a Gospel 
Team from Ashland College, the Aleppo 
church closed a three weeks' evangelistic 
campaign, January sixth, which resulted lu 
thirty-two coming forward, nineteen to make 
the good confession and thirteen to reconse- 
crate their lives to a deeper experience and a 
greater service. Owing to high water and 
zero weather, which gTeeted the closing- 
nights of the effort, none have been baptized 
as yet. 

These services were held in the face of the 
most inclement weiather experienced in South- 
western Pennsylvania in many years — a 
downpour of rain or snow characterized al- 
most every day of the three weeks; mud was 
everywhere and seemingly bottomless. The 
writer began the services on December six- 
teenth. On December twenty-second, the 
Gospel Team arrived, composed of Eooutz, 
as leader. Petit, Bame, EUiott, Presnoll, and 
UUom. Having had very distracting expe- 
riences with their machine, they were obliged 
to leave it within thirty-five miles of Alep- 
po, and after making a part of the remaining 
trip on the tnain, walked the last seven miles 
from Cameron through mud and rain to 
Ullom's hospitable home at Aleppo. 

The optimism, conseciiation and earnestness 
of the fellows seemed never to waver, despite 
their walking a mile to the church house 
every night through the rain and mud. On 
the closing night of the team's leadership, 
Christmas night, eleven had come forward in 
response to the appeals in sermon and song. 
Four members of the team continued on their 
trip to Berlin and Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, 
while Presnell remained to assist the writer 
by leading the song services, and Ullom to do 



personal work. Three more came forward up 
to the closing night of the effort, when 
eighteen took their places on the front pews 
of the church, to declare their belief in Christ 
and their purpose to live closer to him. 

A lasting impression for good was made by 
the team 's visit, and the dedication of life 
miade by young men and women before the 
effort closed witnesses to the far-ieaching in- 
fluence of their work. In addition to the 
splendid assistance rendered by Presnell and 
Udom, the writer enjoyed the co-operation 
of a number of public school teachers in the 
community, students of the local high school, 
and the fellowship, counsel and testimony of 
Kev. Henry Wise of Parke^gburg, West Vir- 
ginia, now in his eightieth year, a former 
pastor at Aleppo. 

Pray for us that we may be able to lead 
these young people to follow implicitly the 
Good Shepherd that not a single one may be 
snatched from his flock. Our prayers go with 
evely member of the Gospel Team. 

W. S. CRICK. 



KEPORT FE.OM DES MOINES, IOWA 

The Lord has blessed the preaching of his 
Word as always and granted us a successful 
evangelistic meeting. After a year of pre- 
liminary survey during which we purchased 
our plant, and a second year of skirmishing 
for position, we joined battle with the forces 
of evil during November. We have baptized 
sixteen and received foui' additional by re- 
lation. There remain two or three more we 
expect to baptize later. As an additional 
gain we very greatly enlarged our cricle of 
influence so that prospects remain better at 
the close of the meeting than at the begin- 
ning. We hope to have another ingatheriaig 
in the late spring. 

Several things have been made clear by the 
meeting. Fii-st we find we have a great 
field and are well located for our xjurpose. 
Second, we find the Gospel message is just as 
well received in a large city among entire 
strangers as in smaller places. The Brethren 
doctiine is going to win here as eveiyrwhere 
else that it has a chance. Third, we are go- 
ing to build up a great Brethren congregation 
here within the n0xt ten years. The new 
people we have received are of the same fine 
quality as the rest. 

Especially notable is the work we are ac- 
complishing among young people. Our 
Christian Endeavor i-uns nearly thirty every 
Sunday night, and the same young people are 
a power in the Sunday school. What is more 
the entire crowd stays to all preaching ser- . 
vices and forms a great chorus choir. You 
will tear from our young folks later. 

Brethren, pray for the work of the church 
in Des Moines. May the Holy Ghost build up 
a great body of believers here. 

G. T. KONK. 



folks had the whooping cough, so that in the 
beginners class which should have an attend- 
ance of about 15, we usually had two or 
three. Our dedicaton of the new church 
building, September 30th was followed by a 
two weeks' revival, closing October 14th, 
with 22 confessions. On the Sunday follow- 
ing our revival another elderly gentleman 
united with us. On Sunday, November 25th 
we were aU agreeably surprised wlen a young 
man, his wife, and two daughters, an entire 
family, nobly stepped out and took their 
stand for Christ and the church, the father 
and daug'hters for the first time. On the Sun- 
day following, two small girls, sisters, sur- 
rendered their lives to their Master, and on 
the next Sunday, December 9th, another lit- 
tle girl gave her life to Jesns; all of whicn 
have been received into our church but three, 
and it is certain that two of them will soon 
be taken in, while the other has gone out of 
our reach and will probably unite with some 
other church. 

On New Year's Day we had our regular 
quarterly business meeting. The first session 
in the afternoon, when reports from the var- 
ious auxiliaries of the church were heard, all 
of which are active and moving along in a 
very commendable way. One trustee is elect- 
ed, the Evangelist was ordered sent into each 
active home in the congregation, and much 
other important business was transacted. At 
6:00 P. M. supper was served in the base- 
ment, with a large number present. At 7:00 
P. M. meeting again convened, when all the 
c'hureh and Sunday school officers were 
elected. Lastly, Brother Lowman delivered 
his annual message of inspiration, encour- 
agement, admonition, and plans and hopes 
for the future. Everything moved along 
smoothly because the business was done in a 
business-like way. 

CHAKLIE S. KEBN, Secretary. 



OAKVILLE, INDIANA 

The three months ending December 31st, 
1923 were very successful months for our 
local church. Our Sunday school had the 
highest average in its history; the average at- 
tendance for the three months was H7.4 and 
all in the face of difficulties. During this 
throe months practically all of our Httle 



THINKING NOT TELLING 
rred Scott Shepard 

' ' Knowing comes by thinking, not by tell- 
ing. " Do you catch the idea, teacher? 

It may be easier to do all of the talking 
yourself but is it better? 

No; for until the pupil has thought out 
and spoken out the ideas forming in his own 
mind, he has not made them his own. 

How then shall the mind be awakened, 
thought stimulated and expression encour- 
aged? 

In none other way so fully and so well as 
by the method of questioning. Questioning 
which will draw out the general facts, the 
historical setting and the more apparent 
teaching of the lesson; questioning which 
goes deeper than the surface of things, pro- 
vokes thought and discussion and brings out 
the hidden spiritual and ethical truths which 
may be drawn legitimately from the lesson 
under consideration; questioning which will 
drive home and make clear the application of 
the truth, which will challenge and compel 
personal attention and personal decisions. 

The skillful leader can so frame his ques- 
tions as to bring forth from the class the 
outline and the truth he may desire to pre- 
sent, quite as clearly as he , would state them 
himself, and, in addition, the scholars them- 



JANUARY 16, 1924 



THE BEETHBEN EVANGELIST 



PAGE 15 



selves will have had the opportunity for con- 
tributing their own findings so that the sum 
total will far exceed that which would have 
been presented in a lecture by the leader. 
Thus there will result mental activity, intel- 
lectual apprehension, moral perception, spirit- 
ual attainment and soul growth on the part 
of all and be all the more effective because 
all have had an opportunity for contributing 
to the same. — The Teacher. 



The Busy Man 



RENEWED HIS SUBSCRIPTION 

One .da,y not long since a Brethren preach- 
er was out hunting. During the day a rain- 
storm came on. In order to keep dry he 
crawled into a hollow log. When the rain 
began to fall the log began to swell, until he 
could get neither way. He thought his end 
had come. He thought of all the wrongs he 
had done, and when he recalled that he had 
not renewed his subscription to t'he Evange- 
list this year he felt so small that, he crawled 
right out of the log without difficulty. 

Does this story fit you? 

Selected and revised by L. G. Wood. 

P. S. The source of all his trouble was 
his smallness. 



Christian Endeavor Week 1924 

(Continued from page 11) 

DIO DAY." From nearly every important 
broadcasting station in the country, at some 
time during Christian Endeavor Week, a 
Christian Endeavor message will be broad- 
casted. Find out when the messages wiU be 
sent from stations near your community and 
urge your members to listen in. With a good 
receiving set and a loud speaker the message 
can perhaps, be nia.de available for a public 
meeting. On Sunday, February 3, 1924, Dr. 
Daniel A. Poling, Associate President of the 
United Society of Christian Endeavor, will 
broadcast a special Christian Endeavor mes- 
sage from WEAF, New York City, the pow- 
erful radio station of the American Tele- 
phone and Telegraph Company. The exact 
hour of this message "will be annoimeed in 
the columns of the CHEISTIAN ENDEAVOE 
WOEIiD. A gold Christian Endeavor pin 
will be awarded by the United Society of 
Chi-istian Endeavor to the Endeavorer in 
each State who first reports having heard Dr. 
Poling 's message and giving the substance of 
his address. Eeports should be sent to Gen- 
eral Secretary of the United Society of 
Christian Endeavor, 41 Mt. Vernon Street, 
Boston, Massachusetts. 

8. Help advertise Christian Endeavor. See 
that the local newspapers are given an ac- 
count of your activties. Send an interesting 
item to your denominational papers. Prepare 
and display attractive posters, telling what 
Christian Endeavor stands for. 

9. Win your Certificate of Honor in the 
"FEIENDS OF OHEIST" campaign. Certi- 
ficates of Honor are awarded by the United 
Society of Christian Endeavor to societies 
certified by their pastors to have maintained 
a worthwhile program of Christian Endeavor 
activity for a perod of sx months or more. If 
you have not already adopted this campaign, 
do so at once, and plan now the work that 
must be done to win a Certificate of Honor. 



I 



If you want to get a favor done 

By some obliging friend, 
And want a promise, safe and sr.re. 

On wMch. you may depend, 
Don't go to him who always has 

Much leisure tmie to plan. 
But, if you want the favor done. 

Just ask the busy man. 

The man with leisure never has 
A moment he can spare; 

He's busy " putting off" until 
His friends are in despair. 

But he whose everj' waking horn- 
Is crowded full of work 

Forgets the art of wasting time — 
He can not stop to shirk. 

So when you want a favor done. 

And want it right away, 
Go to the man who coiLstantly 

Works twenty hours a day. 
He'll find a moment, sure, somewhere, 

That has no other use, 
And fix you while the idle man 

Is framing an excuse. — Selected. 



"It is better to do a little with prayer and 
in the Spirit, than to be busy with many 
things in our own strength. ' ' 



ANiNOUNCEMENTS 

TWO OFFERS OF FREE TITHING- 
LITERATURE 

We hereby offer, free postage paid, to any 
minister who asks for the number needed, a 
sufficient quantity of the new pamphlet, 
"Winning Financial Freedom for Pastors 
and Churches," to furnish one copy to every 
member of the official boards of his church. 
We regard this as the most important pamph- 
let we have published in recent years. 

Also our offer to furnish free, postage paid, 
the pamphlet ' ' Christian Work for Laymen 
and Ministers ' ' in sufficient quantities to 
supply one copy to every family in any 
cJiurch and congregation, is hereby extended 
until March 1st, 1924. 

Always give your denomination; also, men- 
tion the Brethren Evangelist. 

THE LAYMAN COMPANY, 

35 North Dearborn Street, Chicago Illinois. 



Business Manager's Corner 



EVANGELIST HONOR ROLL 

The following churches having met the re- 
quirements laid down by The Brethren Pub- 
lishiug Company regarding the placing of 
The Brethren Evangelist in the homes of the 
congregations are entitled to a place on The 
Evangelist Honor Eoll: 

Pastor 
.... C. C. Grisso 

C. E. Kolb 

Charles A. Bame 



Church 
Akron, Ind., (5th Yr.), .. 
Allentown, Pa., (5th Yr.). 
Ashland, Ohio, (6th Yr.), 
Beaver City, Neb., (5th Yr.>, J. F. Watson 
Berne, Ind., (4th Yr.), John F. Parr 



Buckeye City, O., (3rd Yr.), (Vacant) 

Center Chapel, Ind., (3rd Yr.), W. F. Johnson 
Conemaugh, Pa., (4th Yr.), . . Geo. H. Jones 

Elkhart, Ind., (4th Yr.), W. I. Duker 

Fairhaven, O., (6th Yr.), O. C. Starn 

Flora, Ind., (4th Yr.), ... B. T. Burnworth 

Glendale, Ariz., (4th Yr.), . . . 

Goshen, Ind.^ (4th Yr.), .. H. F. Stuckman 

Gretna, O., (6th Yr.), (Vacant) 

Gratis O., (3rd Yr.), J. A. Mclnturff 

Hagerstown, Md., (3rd Yr.), G. C. Carpenter 
HamUn, Kans., (3rd Yr.), Claude Studebaker 
Harrisonburg, Va., (3rd Yr.), ... (Vacant) 
Huntington, Ind., (4th Yr.), ..H. E. Eppley 
Hudson, Iowa, (4th Yr.), .... L. A. Myers 

Ft. Wayne, Ind., (1st Yr.), 

Johnstown, Pa., (3d Ch.. 3d Yr.), L. G. Wood 
Long Beach, Calif. (6th Yr.), . L. S. Bauman 

Loree, Ind., (5th Yr.), C. A. Stewart 

Mexico, Ind., (5th Yr.), J. W. Clark 

Morrill, Kans., (5th Yr.), .. A. E. Whitted 

Nappanee, Ind., (5th Yr.), E. L. Miller 

New Paris, Ind., (5th Yr.), .. J. W. Brower 
N. Liberty, Ind., (4th Yr.), . . A. T. Wirick 
Oakville, Ind., (6th Yr.), Sylvester Lowman 

Peru, Ind., (3rd Yr.), G. L. Maus 

Phila, Pa., (1st Ch., 5th Yr.), E. Paul Miller 

JPhila, Pa., (3rd Oh., 4th Yr.), (Vacant) 

Eaystown, Pa., (1st Yr.), ....A. D. Cashman 
Eoann, Ind., (5th Yr.), ... S. M. Whetstone 

St. James, Md., (1st Yr.), L. V. King 

Tiosa, Ind., (6tb Yr.), Edgar Duker 

Waterloo, Iowa, (6th Yr.), . .W. H. Beachler 
Waynesboro, Pa., (2nd Yr.), J. P. Horlacher 

Whittier, Cal., (4th Yr.), A. V. Kimmell 

Zion Hill, O., (4th Yr.), M. L. Sands 

Martinsbmg, Pa., (4th Yr.), J. I. Hall 

We are glad for the opportunity to publish 
the Honor Eoll again this week. Since it 
has been our practice to publish the com- 
plete roll only when a new addition has been 
added to it, it may seem strange to some that 
it is publisied this week with the Martins- 
burg church marked fourth year. 

Fqr a period of two years the Honor Eoll 
was not pubEshed, and it is possible that our 
record of Honor Eoll churches for that per- 
iod may not have been kept absolutely cor- 
rect, but it is our impression that during 
that period the Martinsburg church failed to 
maintain its previous record as an Honor EoU 
church. However, it has won the honors 
back again, if they were previously lost and 
we welcome them to this coveted place again. 

Since our last report Waterloo, Iowa has 
renewed their Honor Eoll subscription Ust, 
with more subscribers than they had last 
year. This makes the sixth year for Water- 
loo. This has become a fixed practice with 
Waterloo. 

Another church that has renewed its Hon- 
or Eoll list for the sixth year since our last 
report is Oakville, Indiana. The secretary of 
this church writes: "We find the budget 
system for placing The Evangelist in the 
homes of our members the best method we 
have ever tried and we think it will be a 
long time before a better method can be 
iOund. So we expect to continue in this 
way. ' ' 

We are confident this financial secretary is 
absolutely correct in his conclusion, and we 
can but urge other churches to try this plan. 
E. E. TEETEE, Business Manager. 



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THE BRETHREN EVANGELIST 



JANUARY 16, 1924 




Does the Church Really Want This Wonderful Building? 

By J. Allen Miller, Vice President Publication Board 



I am inviting the reader of this number of 
The Evangelist to carefully scan this picture 
of our PublisJhing House. If you will look at 
it you may at once discover that it is no or- 
.dinary building. Not long since a prominent 
pastor visited Ashland and for the first time 
saw onr Printing Plant. As we approached 
the building, for I was accompanying him to 
the Plant, he stopped in wonder to look at 
the structure. Then he expressed his great 
surprise at the sort of building we really had. 
It so far surpassed his mental picture of it 
1?hat he could not realize the actuial fact. 
Many who have visited Ashland and the 
p-ublishing House for the first time have been 
similarly surprised. I am saying this because 
I do not believe that the great majority of 
the members and pastors of the Brethren 
church liiave any adequate idea of our Pub- 
lishing House. I do not here wish to make an 
estimate of its present worth. I speak of 
the building only, I am sure that it is worth 
from one-half to two-thirds more in cash 
than the Publication Boiard paid for it. 

There arc three things I want to speak of 
here. I want to speak first as a member of 
the Publication Board and then also as a 
member of the Brethren church. The first 
thing to which I wish to call the attention 



of the readers is that the church never has 
given the Publishing House a fair chance. 
We have talked about a publishing house and 
we have on several occasions bought a print- 
ing press Or some piece of necessary machin- 
ery by a subscription to which we voluntarily 
gave. But the church never outfitted a 
printing plant by her gifts. We have been 
in the habit of electing editors and a busi- 
ness manager and telling them to get oat 
our publications and pay for them through 
the profits. If what was printed Suited our 
fancy we — the churches and pastors, — bought 
it, and if not, we bought from another 
church publishing house. We invested no 
capital to begin with and we have expected 
the editors and maniagers to build up a pub- 
lishing house. I could give this history from 
the beginning, did space permit. This is 
fact NUMBER ONE. 

'The SECOND fact to which I wish to call 
your attention is that we have now a splen- 
did building to house our publishing inter- 
ests. But unfortunately it is not paid for. 
This entails a heavy interest toll on the busi- 
ness every year. Now, Brethren, if we were 
wise ste^val•ds in the affairs of the Lord com- 
mitted to us in this matter we would pay this 
principal and then have our iiiteres,t for etx- 



pansion. How magnificent this would be! If 
we could add this interest saving to equip- 
ment, what a plant we could soon build! I 
think the church ought to seriously consider 
paying off this debt. 

The THIED matter that I wish to empha- 
size for a bit is just the inestimable impor- 
tance of maintaining a printing plant. We 
have never used to the extent of a tithe the 
press for propaganna, for the extension of 
our work as a church, for the unifying and 
solidifying of our membership in the IPaith 
and for the glory of our blessed Lord in tes- 
timony. Whenever I contemplate this sad 
neglect of my church I am both ashamed, 
and condemned for my share in this failure. 
It is a fact that needs no proof that the 
PRINTED PAGE is one of the most powerful 
agencies at the command of the church of 
Christ. We never have nor are we now em- 
ploying this means of preaching the Gospel 
and evangelizing the world. BRETHREN 
CAN NEVER DISCHARGE THEIE DUTY 
unless they faithfully support this part of the 
work oommited to us. God bless the printed 
page in our churcli. 

Ashland, Ohio. 



Prof 



Grant Street, 

Afinland, Ohio, 



Alien lailer,-.. 



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Volume XLVI 
Number 4 





One -Is Your -Toaster -and -Ah -Ye -Are- Metrren - 



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"The Publishing Interests Are Second to 
None In the Church" 

iSays Dr. W. S. Bell, President of the Publication Board 
"What would we do without The Evangelist and the 

Sunday School Literature? 

"This is the most important agency of the church and we 

owe it our best support." 



"I Regard the Work o£ our Publishing 

Houss As Second in Importance to No 

Other Interest o£ the Church." 

Says Dr. E. E. Jacobs, President of Ashland College, 

"For from It Flow Streams which Tend to Unify Us, 

Make Us Think Common Thoughts, and 

Give us Common Ideals." 



The Church Never Has Given the Pub- 
lishing House a Fair Chance." 

Dr. J. Allen Miller, Dean of the Seminary, says • 



VTliat -will ^wc do a.1>out it on Publication i>a.y 
.Jamuary ST"? 





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TEE BRETHREN EVANGELIST 



JANUARY 23, 1924 



Published every Wednesday" at 
Ashland, Ohio. All matter for pub- 
lication must reach the Editor not 
later than Friday noon of the pre- 
ceding week. 

6eorge S. Baer, Editor 



Btetbren 
Evangelist 



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give old as well as new address. 
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ration. To avoid missing any num- 
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R. R. 



Teeter, Business Manager 

ASSOCIATE EDITORS: J. Fremont Watson, Louis S. Bamnan, A. B. Cover, Alva J. McClain, B. T. Bumworth. 



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Address all matter for publication to Geo. S. Baer, Editor of the Brethren Evangelist, andall business communications to R. r! Teeter, 

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TABLE OF CONTENTS 



' :,.; I 111 \ liii.r, iis ii.y y \ ittunous — Editor, 

'I'ht K. wiiril Bok I'rize P«ace Plau — Editor, 

20,000,000 Facing Starvation— Editor, 

Editorial lieview, 

What Saves Men from Sin — G. W. Eench, 

The Abundant Grace of God — J. A. Eidenour, 

Strengthened By His Presence — Gertrude Leedy, . . 

Fund for Starving Children, 

The Blessing of Beginning Again — Alice Livengood, 



2 Self -Examination — C. 11. Koontz, g 

2 Why I Believe in Trine Immersion— .J. S. C. Spickerman, 8 

3 Family Worship — H. M. Oberholtzer, 9 

3 Editor 's Notes on Sunday School Lesson, 10 

4 White Gifts— I. D. Slotter, .'.'.' 10 

4 Peas in the C. E. Pod— C. W. Abbott, n 

5 Junior Endeavor Notes — Lois Frazier, , n 

6 Letter from Argentina — ^C. F. Yoder, 12 

7 News from the Field, 13-16 ' 



EDITORIAL 



Christianity Increasingly Victorious 



Nothing is suceee'ding like Christianity, notwithstanding the pes- 
simism and wailings of many regarding its defects. No other 
agency or institution in the world has gone forward agai,nst all odds 
and made for itself a place and a kingdom like the gospel of the Son 
of God, and the organization of that gospel in human society, known 
as the church. No other power has had such influence upon nations, 
races and customs in all parts of the world to remake and to direct 
into new and nobler channels as has Christianity. No other world 
power has started so unpromisingly, progressed so speedily ajid come 
so far as the church of Jesus Christ. 

Nor has it reached the end of its conquests. It is still conquer- 
ing and is yet to conquer. Be not discouraged by any lamentations 
of those who observe a little corner or section of humanity and im- 
agine that the whole Christian world is to be juidged by the worst 
they see. Much of the calamity howling so prevalent today is 
inspired by very circumscribed or distorted views of conditions. 
There is doubtless much to be criticized in eveiy community and the 
true watchman must warn the people, but he serves the cause ot 
right who keeps the people encouraged and confident rather than 
fearful and quaking. Notwithstanding- the many evidences of the 
powex of evil on every hand, we must recognize, if we have clear aJid 
far-seeing visions, that the power of good is stronger and the 
triumphs of Christ are greater. 

Sometimes we are kept so close to the little problems and tasks 
of our own communities and often those problems seem so vexing 
and stubborn, that we fail to observe the progress that Christianity 
is really making in the world, and it is a real help at such times 
to have some one whose vision has not been thus hampered, come tu 
•us with an assuring message of victory. Such are the remarks ol 
Dr. Y. Y. Tsu, given at the recent meeting of the American Brancii 
of the World AUiauee in Philadelphia, where representatives from 
eighteen different nations spoke. This visitor from China said: 

"You hear a great deal about the failure of Christianity 
here in America. As a matter of fact, Christianity has suc- 
ceeded well heic in your country. Most of you are of the impul- 
sive, hot-blooded Caucasian race. Christianity, which came out 
of the East, has civilized and stimulated you to many kinds of 
service for mankind. Herein is one of the greatest of all Amer- 
ican victories. The Orient is watching America. You have 
made right stronger than might. Your churches are co-operating 



across national borders- your churches are. cooperating in foreign 
lands. ' ' 

Looking at our Christian civilization and spiritual advancements 
with the keen eyes of an oriental and fully aware of the powerless- 
ness and stagnating influences of those forces in China which have 
been exercising in the name of religion for so many centuries, he is 
able to appreciate the excellences and progress of Christianity as we 
are not, whose eyes are so accustomed to the glory of it. 

No! We have no need to be discouraged, and no excuse to be 
complaining; we should realize that we are in a winning cause and 
should press foi-ward with hope and high hearts. Remember the words 
of the Lord Jesus, how he said, "Fear not, I have overcome the 
world." And that victory was not for one age but for all ages. 
The conquests of Christianity are not isolated instances but univer- 
sal occuiTences. The power of the gospel is not waning, but is be- 
coming increasingly victorious. 



The Edward Bok Prize Peace Plan 

Sometime ago Edwaxd Bok, former editor of the Ladies' Home 
Journal, offered a prize of $100,000.00 for the best plan for encour- 
aging and nmintaining world peace. Over 22,000 plans were proposed 
and a very noted committee, of which Elihu Boot' was e'hiairman, 
acted as judges. The winning plan is now being offered to the peo- 
ple of the United States for their approval or disapproval, that pub- 
lic sentiment may both be ascertained and eiystialized. There is a 
desire on the part of leaders in behalf of world peace to have a 
countiy-mde expression or vote that is free from partisan prejudices 
and animosities, as to whether there is a. desire for the United States 
to co-operate in some world plan for the maintenance of world peace.. 
It is a subject in which Christian people can well take interest and 
express their sentiment on. All plans that have as their purpose the 
encouragement of peace and lessening the likelihood of war, are co- 
operating to some <<xtent with one of the great ideals of the church 
and of Christ — ^^the promotion of universal peace and brotherhood. 

For the information of Evangelist readers we are giving here- 
■ttith the Bok Prize Plan in brief. It proposes 

I. That the United States shall immediately enter the Per- 
manent Court of International Justice, under the conditions. 
(Continued on page 6) 



JANUARY 23, 1924 



THE BBETHEEN EVANGELIST 



PAGE 3 



stated by Seci'etary Huglies and President Harding' in February, 
_ 1923.. 

II. Tiat without becoming a member of the League of 
Nations as at present constituted, the United States shall offer 
to extend its present eo-operation with the League and partici- 
pate in the work of the League as a Ijody of mutual counsel 
under conditions which 

1. Substitute moral force and public opinion for the military 
and economic force originally implied in Articles X and XVI. 

2. Safeguard the Monroe Doctrine. 

3. Accept the fact that the United States will assume no obli- 
gations under the Treaty of Versailles except by Act of 
Congress. 

4. Propose ttat membersihip in the League should be opened to 
all nations. 

5. Provide for the continuing development of international law. 
The World Alliance for International Friendship Thi'ough the 

Churches characterizes the winning scheme as "a model of direct- 
ness ancd lucidity." The letter accompanying the plan goes on to 
say, -"Tlie only really decidedly antagonistic comment upon this plan 
came from the source from which one might expect it, i. e., the 
recalcitrant senators, those who opposed the United States having 
anything to do witli tlie League of Nations, even to answering its 
letters. Perhaps the chief purpose that wiU be served by the ;pub- 
lication of this plan will be the bringing the entrance of the United 
States into the League of Nations before the country again, for the 

(Continued on page 6) 



EDITORIAL REVIEW 



A card from Brother J. A. MelnturfE states that he is in the 
midst of an evangeUstie meeting in his own parish at Gratis, Ohio, 
and that the crowds and the outlook are good. i 

Our correspondent from Oakville, Indiana, infonns us that since 
his report of last week two have been received into churc'h mem- 
bership by confession and baptism. 

We had toped to report the dedication and show the picture of 
the new e(hurch building at Eittman, Ohio, in this issue, but as the 
cut failed to arrive, we will reserve it for next week. 

Prof. H. H. Wolford wishes us to say to friends who have writ- 
ten him that he has been unable to reply because his home has been 
quarantined on account of scariefc fever. We are glad to say, how- 
ever, that his daughters who were ill are all but recovered. 

Whit.e Gift offerings are still ' ' going up ' ' and we have no doubt 
they will keep on going until the goal will be reached. Brother Slot- 
ter, the treasurer, has been greatly pleased with the fine way tie 
Sunday scliools have responded. 

The PeUowsliip class of the Waterloo Sunday school informs the 
brotherhood that it proposes to give the fia-st $100 on the purchase of 
a Ford tmck for Miss Estella Myers, wien she returns to Africa. 
If we know the brotherhood at all, we are sure the remiainder wl» 
be speedily raised. 

Brother S. E. Gkristiansea reports that the work at Eoanoke, 
Virginia is progressing nicely, five having recently been added to 
tihe c'hurch membership. The pastor was subjected to a rather 
unusual "pounding," as he calls it, but he seems to have enjoyed 
it and to have profited by it. 

Brother N. V. Leatherman writes from Clay City, Indiana, wbere 
he has been pastor since the last of September and has found a very 
co-operative people. They have shown their new pastor not only 
co-operation in the work of the churc'h, but in supplying the larder 
as well. Four have been received into the church since he took 
charge. 

- This note comes from the corresponding secretary of the Cone- 
maugh church in Pennsylvania, relative to the visit of one of tne 
Gospel Teams: 

"We enjoyed your visit; come again. And to the brotherhood 
at large we would like to say. Send for a Gospel Team. It will do 
you good." 



Brother S. M. Whetstone sends us a unique folder announcing 
his sermon subjects for a revival meeting (he is conducting in tae 
church at Eoahn, Indiana, where he is pastor. He is being assisted 
in the song service by Brother Harley Zumbaugh. 

A most interesting letter from Brother C. F. Yoder is found on 
Mission page. It was written while he was ye;t in South America, 
and describes the sittiation as he found it in a number of mission 
points he visited on his evangeUstie tour. The good seed is certain- 
ly being sown far and wide, and excellent fruit is beginning to be 
seen in many places. 

On page 12 is a cut of one of our Sunday schools in Mendoza, 
Argentina. In this capital of the province by that name, Fernando 
Anton, brother of Jose Anton, pastor in Buenos Aires, has been sup- 
porting himself and conducting several Sunday schools and a small 
orphanage. He should be remembered in our prayers with the rest 
of the workers. 

Brother Gearhart's report of the Tkanksgiving offering shows a 
splendid response on the part of many churches throughout the broth- 
erhood. There are likely many good offerings yet to be sent to our 
Missionary Secretary, and this should be done as promptly as pos- 
sible, that the Lord's money may be put to use for the purpose to 
which it was given. 

At WiUiamstown, Ohio, the work has been going foi-ward in a 
splendid manner an,d the church has been remodelled under the excel- 
lent leadership of Brother B. F. Owen. Prof. H. H, Wolford, wto 
wasi called upon to assist in the re-dedication, itemizes some of the 
marks of improvement and speaks of the good work that is being 
done by Brother and Sister Owen and their faithful co-workers. 

Brother H. F. S,tuckman has been in charge of his new field at 
Goshen, Indiana, only a few months, but he has been there long 
enough to discover that he has the backing of a most aggressive and 
influential people, and he states that an urgent need is a new build- 
ing to make possible larger growth. We have no doubt they will 
get it, once they set themselves to the task. 

Brother A. L. Lynn, the able pastor of the Pittsburgh church, 
writes a most interesting letter and reviews some of the achieve- 
ments of the past year. We only wish New Year wight come more 
frequently that he might be inspired to write his interesting epistles 
more often. His people show their appreciation of his services by 
another substantial increase in salaiy. He also reports having eon- 
ducted an evangelistic campaign with Brother J. P. Horlaeher and 
his people at Waynesboro. 

Among the items of interest in President Jacobs ' College News, 
the report of the Gospel Teams is of special significance. When the 
spirit of evangelism, is so rife among the young men preparing them- 
selves for the ministry and other Christian work in the church, the 
brotherhood can rest assured that the right sort of influence is being 
wielded upon these young lives. Where evangelism thrives in a 
school Christianity is made a vital part of education. 

Brother G. C. Carpenter writes of a number of activities of his 
people at Hagerstown, Maryland, where it seems apparent that tne 
work is being built up along veiy substantial lines. We commend 
especially the idea of a "Church Workers' Library" and also of a 
missionary reading course. Brother Carpenter's suggestion of a pro- 
gram of intensive evangelism leading up to the Easter season Is a 
good one, and while the goal he suggests is challenging, it is not too 
big. Many pastors have found it advantaeous to make Easter the 
climax of a soul-winning campaign. There is no season that lends 
itself so favorably to evangelism. Let us make the most of it. 

It is not often that our ministers have the opportunity to travel 
and study in the Holy Land, but that privilege is accorded to two 
of our young brethren, whose pictures and report taken from the 
Long Beach Press appear in this issue. Brother Herbert Tay, holder 
of a fellowship, which grants him a year's study in the Holy Land, 
is pastor of the church at La Verne, California, and Brother Homer 
Kent, his traveling companion, is one of the leading students of Ash- 
land College. We congi-atulate these young men on their opportunity, 
and hope we may have an occasional report of the many interesting 
t'hings that come under their observation. 



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GENERAL ARTICLES 



What Saves Men from Their Sins 

By G. W. Rench, D.D. 



If a man is to meet his Christ and be saved, (fromj or- 
iginal sin) "instmcted unto the kingdom," there must be 
a starting point somewhere. That he must go to the "one 
Book" for his enlightenment and directions, admits of no 
doubt. If nature, or education in general, could procure 
the remission of his sins, then the Book of books need not 
be consulted. The question that was raised in the presence 
of Jesus, ' ' Who can forgive sins but God only ? " is yet the 
beginning place of our inquiry. As a part of the great com- 
mission, Jesus said, "Thus it is written, and thus it be- 
hooved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third 
day: And that repentance and remission of sins should be 
preached in his name among all nations beginnuig at Jeru- 
salem" (Luke 24:46, 47). Obeying this command to the 
letter, Peter on Pentecost talked about "the remission of 
sins," and in the following sermon said, "Repent ye there- 
fore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out ' ' 
(Acts 3:19). All right. Who blots out our sins? Why, 
God blots them out; and according to the plan which he 
sent his Son to reveal. Where are they blotted out? I an- 
swer, Where God does his work"? He tells us about the 
"Books being opened" (Rev. 20 :12). I want my sins blotted 
out in heaven. I want to be sure that God, my Father, has 
blotted them out. I'll tell you, it does make a difference to 
me who blots them out, and where. AND I WANT HIS 
WORD FOR IT THAT THEY ARE BLOTTED OUT. And 
I can have it, bless God. As sure as I can put my finger on 
the conditions of my sins being blotted out, when I have 
complied, can I put my finger on his promise, "shall be 
saved." No guess work, what some one else has said, im- 
aginations, or dreams, will ever satisfy me on this point. 
Experiences of others will never take the place of what God 
has said for me to do in order that MY sins may be blotted 



out. Complying with the conditions, I stand squarely on 
HIS promised word. Will he fail me ? Oh, no ! Never ! 

But along comes that wise disciple who is afraid he 
will overdo for Ms Lord, and says, "'Is it what you DO 
that pi'ocures your salvation from sin?" "Is not salvation 
a free gift?" I have already answered that quibble. I 
have said on the authority of the Word of God, THAT 
GOD FORGIVES SIN, but according to the plan which Ms 
Son revealed. No one asks such a question as that WHO 
CONSULTS THAT PLAN. That plan has its conditions. 
Comply, and be saved. Do notMng and be lost. Isn't it 
doing something to believe? Isn't it doing something to 
pray? Do you mean that your salvation is so free that it 
is settled upon you without your doing a blessed thing? If 
not, why raise that question about "doing"? 

That plan is the gospel. Paul put it, "For I am not 
ashamed of the Gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God 
unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, 
and also to the Greek" (Rom. 1:16). "IT is the power." 
IT, IT. The gospel is greater than its parts. The PLAN 
contaias all of the conditions. The "gospel of Christ" con- 
tains all of its elements, and they are ALL VITAL, because 
IT and THEY are the power of God unto salvation to every 
one that believeth. Can the gospel of Christ be separated 
into its constituent parts? Man would bungle such an an- 
alysis, I know. Paul, tell us what that thing is that you call 
"the power of God unto salvation." "All right," says- 
Paul, "if you are willuig to be- told, I think I can tell you. 
You will have to go to my first letter to the church at Cor- 
inth, chapter 15. Now listen, and I will show you God's 
power to save men, and the only power he has." 
(To be continued) 

South Bend, Indiana. 



The Abundant Grace of God 

By J. A. Ridenour 



Paul says in the second chapter and eighth verse of 
Ephesians, "We are saved by grace through faith, and that 
not of ourselves ; it is the gift of God. ' ' In the fifteenth 
chapter of the gospel by Saint Luke, we have the account 
of the Lost Sheep, the Lost Coin and the Prodigal Son. 
There is no part of the New Testament which so magmfi- 
cently and simply sets forth the real Gospel of Jesus Christ, 
and so emphatically declares what is the purpose of God in 



•fl Mill 

I ■TO'ill start anew this morning and be loyail to my creed; 

I ■will cease to sit repining o'er my ruthless neighbor's greed; 

I ■will cease to sit repining ■while my duty's call is clear; 

I will waste no moment -wiiining, and my heart shall know no fear. 

I ■will look sometimes about me for the things that meiit praise; 
I ■w'ill search for hidden beauties that elude the grumbler's ga.ze; 
I -will try to find contentment in the paths t!hat I must tread; 
I will cease to have resentment when anotlier moves ahead. 

I will not be swayed by envy ■When my rival's strength is sho-wn; 
I -wlU not deny his merit, but I'll strive to prove my o^wn; 
I ■will try to see the beauty spread before me, rain or shine; 
I ■wiU cease to preach your duty, and be more concerned ■witJi mine. 

— Biltisli Weekly. 



regard to the human race, as this fifteenth chapter of Luke 
does. 

Saint Paul says Jesus Christ came into the world to 
save sinners (1 Tim. 1:15), and "God is the Savior of all 
men" (1 Tim: 4:10). In these stories of the lost sheep, the 
lost money and the lost boy, Jesus stripped religion of all 
the mystification in which the teachers had wrapped it, and 
in the homeliest manner tried to make his hearers under- 
stand wherein lay the "good news" he had come to reveal 
to mankind, viz., that no one, however lost, .is outside the 
concern of Almighty Love, and that there is no lost one 
who cannot ultimately be found and restored. That, we 
venture to say, is the plain and logical interpretation of 
these three parables, and if they be stripped of tMs signifi- 
cance, we are left no alternative but to regard them as ex- 
amples of hyperbole, wMch express much more than the 
actual truth. Wlien and if God's gracious purpose shall 
have been accomplished, no lost sheep will have been left 
unfound, no lost piece will remain unrecovered and no 
prodigal "vidll be unrestored. It will be accomplished by 
grace, for "by grace are ye saved." 

He spoke of the lost one who came into their lost estate 
on account of ignorance and uncontrolled instincts and 
feelings. They are like the poor, foolish sheep, who looks 
out upon the world about, of which he knows little or noth- 
ing, but tMnks it contains something he wants, and so is 



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lured away. There are so many tilings about that appear 
attractive and cause us to imagine that they would fill us 
■with delight. As Avithin the sheep, so within the man there 
are natural instincts and impulses which cause him to look 
to the things he does not possess. There is a charm in the 
thought_ of unrestrained freedom, and there is expectation 
and delight in the prospect of going where one has never 
been, and of doing what one has never done. Outside of 
the sheltering fold and away from the presence of the 
Shepherd there lies the wilderness full of dangers, loneliness 
and grief. But he knows nothing of that ; he is ignorant of 
the true character of his environment. He will go into that 
outer world because things look attractive and instinct 
prompts him to do so; and his instincts have not yet been 
put under control. He wanders here and there and becom^es 
lost. He has strayed from safety and from the real good 
and the happiness of life. There are many men and women 
who, like the sheep, have strayed spiritually; they have 
become detached from Christ, lost in the wilderness of sin. 

There are millions of such poor lost souls, who are lost 
because they are curious but ignorant and do not bring their 
impulses under control. 

Jesus spoke of lost ones who came into their lost con- 
dition from another cause. One of the ten pieces of money 
fell to the ground and was lost. It was lost but it was not 
responsible for its lost condition as it lay on the ground 
amid the dust and defilement. It had dropped from its 
proper place, and' the law of gravitation drew it down. 
There are those who are lost through the carelessness of 
others and the force of circumstances. 

Jesus spoke of another class that became lost. They 
are the ones who wilfully and deliberately leave God. They 



^be (Boot) Xor&'s MorF? 

•'T!ie Lord had a jol) for me tut I haH so much to do 

I said 'You get somehody else or wait till I get thxougli.' 

I don't know how the Lord cam© out, hut he seemed to get along, 

But I felt kind o' sneakin' like, knowed I'd done God wrong. 

One day I needed the Lord, needed him liight away; 
But he never asnswereid me at all, and I could hear him say, 
Down in my accusin' heart, 'Nigger I'Ee got too much to do; 
You get somehody else or wait till I get through.' 

Now when the Lord has a joh for me, I never tries to shirk; 
I drop what I has in my hand and does the good Lord's work. 
My affairs can run along or wait till I get through. 
Nohody else can do the work the Lord marks out for you." 

— Paul Laurence Dunhar, The Negro Poet. 



know what is right and elect to do what is wi'ong. They 
can find their way back to God only through bitter repent- 
ance. They are represented by the son who left his good 
father, turned his back upon his home and went forth to 
his indulgences, wastefulness and sin. It was not until after 
a terrible experience of shame and remorse that he "came 
to himself." The Prodigal was a lost soul, who became lost 
througih his own deliberate choosing. He became dead, lost 
to his father, so there are men and women who are lost be- 
cause they have. "willed to be lost. 

All three classes are all lost, separated from God, but 
they can all be saved "by grace through faith." 

Germantown, Ohio. 



Strengthened By His Presence 

By Gertrude Leedy 



/ God, the Father, is a Supreme Being, omniscient, omnip- 
otent, and omnipresent. God is everywhere, in all things 
and over all things. "Wliither shall I fliee from thy pres- 
ence ? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there ; if I make 
my bed in Sheol, behold, thou art there. If I take the wings 
of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea ; 
even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand sh ^II 
hold me." God is in all places and at all times. He pene- 
trates the smallest atom, yet moves the universe according 
to his unchanging purposes. He creeps into the restles.« 
heart of man and whispers — "Peace be still." 

The Christian is strengthened by his presence because 
the presence of God means power. It is a mistake to say 
we enter into the presence of God, not because God is so 
far away, but because he is so very near. We are always 
in the presence of God. He is not more present in one place 
than another — in heaven than in earth. He is present every- 
where by his power. 

On every hand we are confronted with positive evidence 
of his power. In the beginning God created the heavens and 
the earth, he also made the sun to shine by day and the 
moon and stars by night. And when we gaze at these heav- 
enly bodies, we are made to wonder at the perfect working 
of the planets of our solar system that revolve around the 
sun with absolute regularity. A planet in its course around 
the sun varies not a second in a thousand years. The heav- 
enly bodies certainly show the work of God. Well may the 
Psalmist say: "The heavens declare the glory of God." The 
universe was not complete and perfect in all its parts when 
God first created it. We are told that the earth was a des- 
olation and a waste. "And darkness was upon the face of 
the deep." Then God spoke and light came into existence. 
Step by step he prepared the earth for the coming of man. 
Then created he man, in the likeness of his o^vn image. 
And as God made all things, so he watches over all and di- 
rects the workings of his vast machinery with skill unknown 



to any human source. Yet with the love and care of a 
Father for his children he has arranged the earth and all 
things upon it for the needs and comfort of man. Man is 
the highest type of his creation and is made and placed here 
to glorify him. He may well be considered the croivning 
piece of God's creative work. 

Then as we follow the hand of God all through the 
years we see his wonderful power made manifest in his 
dealings v.nth man. The wonderful power of God was shown 
in the flood when righteous Noah and his family were saved. 
Then through Moses, a man of God, we see the divine power 
manifested again as he lead's his chosen people through the 
midst of the Red Sea on dry land. How he strengthened 
and guided tbem by his presence in the pillar of cloud by 
day and the pillar of fire by night ! David and Jonathan 
trusted God's power and alone took the Philistines un- 
awares, winning tlie battle that day. Gideon and many 
more have trusted in God's presence for power to overcome 
the enemy. 

Believers are strengthened by his presence which not 
merely supplies them with life and power of body and mind 
and soul but directs and guides them in the right use of all. 
If we but surrender ourselves to him, he will rule and guide 
our minds, our hearts, and our wills. We have the pi-omise : 
"If ye abide in me and my word's abide in you, ask whatso- 
ever ye will and it shall be done unto you. ' ' These are very 
comforting words to one who walks with God. 

When temptations assail us, as they do every day and 
hour of our lives, we have but to look to the Father for 
strength to overcome them. "God is faithful who will not 
suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able." 

No influence works upon a life so deeply, so thoroughly, 
with such an enriched, yet transformed nature as does the 
presence of God in our hearts. A nature once selfish, un- 
kind, quick-tempered, rough and thoughtless -wall be so com- 
pletely changed through tke power of God in the heart that 



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one would be unable to recognize it as belonging to the same 
soul. When the shadows come and the trying times of sor- 
row come into the life of the Christian, where else could he 
turn for comfort and help, in this time of need, than to God? 
And God is there, always ready to comfort, and strengthen 
and to take the sting away. Comfort is peace, and there is 



no peace until there is complete surrender to God's -will. So 
whatever the sorrow, if we would have perfect eomfort we 
must seek to bring our Avills into harmony with the Father's 
will. 

Huntington, Indiana. 



Fund For the Starving Children of Greece 



Rev. Geo. S. Baer, Editor 
The Brethren Evangelist, 

Ashland, Ohio: 
Dear Friend : 

1 have sent no appeal to you for some time because of 
the holiday season bringing so many charities to our atten- 
tion. 

. But I cannot longer forbear, as one of the most pitiable 
appeals has just been made to us which somehow we must 
answer. 

Dr. Nansen has come to America begging for the thou- 
sands of children who fled out of Asia Minor before the 
Turks, and after incredible hardship and sufferings reached 
Greece, only to find that there was no food for them this 
coming winter. 

The Greek Govermnent is poverty stricken and can only 
give them land, Avhich will be of no use to them for a year. 

The League of Nations is fitting the parents out with 
homes and farming implements, with our OA^ai Mr. Morgan- 
thau directing. 

But there is absolutely no food for this winter. Mr. 
Nansen came begging that America feed the children this 
winter. Mr. Morganthau has cabled, making the same plea. 

I cannot believe that America will be deaf to this ap- 
peal. Through these men a hundred thousand children are 
begging bread. We wish to do our share and told Dr. Nan- 
sen we would help. 

Will you not send what you can spare? It Avill be 
cabled immediately. The need is very urgent. 

Yours sincerely, 
FREDERICK LYNCH, Treasurer. 

January 10, 1924. 

Extracts from Address of Dr. Fridtjof Nansen 

"The difficulty of Greece at this moment is the 
more than one million refugees thrown upon the Greek 
nation — the Greek people — during the military disaster 
in Asia Minor. Of all the people who have gone 
through suffering and hardship during the last twelve 
years of European history, I think no people has been 
exposed to a more terrible strain than the Greek peo- 
ple have. Then, at this crisis — the worst crisis in 
Grecian history — it had thrown upon it a people num- 
bering only less than four and one-half million — had 
thrown on them in a few weeks an additional popula- 
tion of more than one million refugees from Asia Minor 
and from eastern Thrace. 

"You will understand what that means. The coun- 
try was perfectly exhausted. The people in their ordi- 
nary circumstances had not enough to feed themselves. 
They must import, and the people had no credit to boi-- 
row abroad, and still they received all these refugees. 
Why? They were not Greek subjects, many of them 
could not speak Greek — they spoke Turkish. They were 
of the Greek race to a great extent, that is true, but 
many of them were not even of Greek race — they were 
Ai-menians, but they were all of them Christians, and 
when you ask the Greek Government why, in their great 
difficulties — why they received these refugees, they 
said: "If we did not open the doors they would have 
perished, and we haven't the heart to say no." 

"I appeal to you not lonly for the men and women, 
not only for the aged, not only for the mothers whofse 
infant children have been bom in the squalor and mis- 



iery of seaboard towns of Greece, but imost of all for the 
icluldren, whom we can help to finish in a new and 
better mould, and who in their day will build a new and 
better world. ' ' 

"I appeal to you to show these helpless victims that 
the charity of Christ still lives." 

FRIDTJOF NANSEN. 
Copy of telegram received by American Red Cross from 
Mr. Morganthau, American member of commission appoint- 
ed to care for the million refugees in Greece. 

"HIGHEST APPRECIATION CONSTANTLY EX- 
PRESSED PEERE FOR RECENT RED CROSS ASSIS- 
TANCE. GREEKS IMPLORE FOR ITS RENEWAL 
TO PREVENT WHOLESALE STARVATION THIS 
WINTER. REFUGEES STILL UNPLACED. OUR 
COMMISSION PREVENTED BY ITS ORGANIC 
STATUTES FROM EXPENDING ITS FUNDS FOR 
TEMPORARY RELIEF. GREEK GOVERNMENT FI- 
NANCIALLY UNABLE TO COPE WITH ENTIRE 
SITUATION, HENCE THIS EMERGENCY. A FEW 
MILLIONS SO EASLLY OBTAINED IN AMERICA 
WILL SAVE SITUATION AND HELP GREECE IN 
HER GALLANT STRUGGLE TO ABSORB ONE MIL- 
LION OF ITS DESTITUTE CPIRISTIAN BROTHERS. 
GREEK GOVERNMENT HAS DRAWN HEAVILY 
ON HER RESOURCES IN PERMANENTLY SET- 
TLING QUARTER OF MILLION REFUGEES. MORE 
THAN SEVEN HUNDRED THOUSAND PENNILESS, 
SPARSELY DRESSED REFUGEES ARE STILL IN- 
HUMANLY HUDDLED IN CPIURCHES, THEATERS, 
SCHOOLS, CAMPS. OUR COMMISSION HOPEFUL 
ACCOMPLISHING ITS TASK IF SOME NOBLE 
CHARITY AVILL KEEP REFUGEES ALIVE UNTIL 
SPRING." 

This cablegram was read at the meeting of the Federal 
Council of Churches of Christ of America at Colujmbus, 
Ohio, December 14 and the prayer was unanimously ex- 
pressed that the people of America would not let these little 
children perish. 

Send all contributions to FREDERICK LYNCH, Treas- 
urer, 70 Fifth Avenue, New York City. 



The Edward Bok Prize Peace Plan 

(Continued from i>ase 3) 

plan, in substance, is an ende.avor to stow how the Uiiteid States 
may enter the Leagnie by gradual steps and by such changes in its 
. constitution as the present Ijeague might approve. As a matter of 
fact eveiybody knows that the present League is willing to modify 
its constitution very decidedly along the lines proposed by this plan. 
Indeed, it has already taken such steps on its own initiative^ Article 
16 having been subjected to considerable revision. Then, too, the 
activities of the League have not been along the lines to which 
objections were made when it Wias before the United States -Senate 
and there has been no indication whatever of its acting as super- 
state." 

The World Alliance announces that it is preparing itineraries 
for speakers on the general subject of the World Court and Inter- 
national Relations. Pour gTOups of speakers will be sent out during 
March and April. One of these groups will cover Nebraska, North 
and South Dakota and Minnesota. Another -ndll cover Indiana and 
Illinois. A third will make a tour of the New England states and 
a fourth will deliver speeches on the Pacific Coast. 



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The Blessing of Beginning Again By Mice Livengood 



OUR SCRIPTURE 

A certain man had two sons ; And tbe younger of them 
said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that 
falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living. And 
not many days after the younger son gathered all together, 
and took Ms journey into a far country, and there wasted 
his substance in riotous living. And when he had spent all, 
there arose a mighty famine in that land ; and he began to 
be in want. And he went and joined himself to a citizen 
of that cotmtry; and he sent him into his fields to feed 
swine. And he would fain have filled his belly mtli the 
husks that the swine did eat : and no man gave unto him. 
And when he came unto himself, he said, How many hired 
servants of my fathers have bread enough and to spare, and 
I perish with hunger! I will arise and go to my father, 
and will say unto him. Father, I have simied against heaven, 
and before thee, and am no more worthy to be called thy 
son; make me as one of thy hired servants. And he arose, 
and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way 
off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran and 
fell on his neck, and kissed him. And the son said unto 
him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, 
and am no more Avorthy to be called thy son. But the fath- 
er said to his servants. Bring forth the best robe, and put 
it on him ; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet . 
And bring hither the fatted calf and kill it ; and let us eat, 
and be meriy: For this my son was dead, and is alive 
again; he was lost, and is found (Luke 15 :ll-24). I acknow- 
ledge my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. 
I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord; and 
.thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin (Ps. 32:5). He that 
covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth 
and forsaketh them shall have mercy (Prov. 28:13). If we 
confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our 
sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteotisness (1 John 
1:9). Him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out 
(John 6:37)'. 

OUR MEDITATION 

In every avenue of life, in business and professional, 
some there are that meet with reverses and even lose their 
all. It seems a great calamity. Some are completely sub- 
merged- in despondency over the loss. Others gather up 
their courage and start again it may be in a new business, 
but the blessing of beginning again is a sure thing in that 
the mind is busy planning and carrying on the new enter- 
price. There is no time to waste in self pity and regrets. 
The respect of their fellow men is gained and held and their 
own self-respect is saved by never acknowledging defeat. 
To them what Goldsmith said years ago is true: "Our 
greatest glory consists not in never falling but in rising 
every time we fall. 

A little one is learning to walk. It takes a few falter- 
ing steps and then falls. Does it quit trying"? Oh no! It 
keeps on and on day after day and lo ! one day with moth- 
er's or father's persuasion and enticing it walks across the 
room. Such rejoicing in the home! Mother gathers it in 
her arms and rewards it with kisses and endearing words. 
The news is telephoned to grandmother. Faith in parents 
and perseverance in beginning again, after every fall, won 
the victory. 

Again, a child has been disobedient and perhaps piui- 
ishment has been meted out to him. There is a gulf be- 
tween him and his parents. They all are feeling bad about 
it and worried. But the child' comes and confesses its 
wrong doing and asks forgiveness. What happiness reigns 
in the home then. The blessing of forgiveness and re-in- 
statement iii the parents' good graces are that child 'e re- 
ward, and he is very happy as well as father and mother. 

So it is with us who are professing Christians. We 
make mistakes. The world with its enticements lures us 
from the straight way and we become entangled' and caught 
in the briers and thorns of worldly pleasure. Then when 



we "come to ourselves," through the promptings of the 
Holy Spirit, and return to our Father, great is the joy. The 
angels in heaven rejoice over one smner that is saved. 

The Good Shepherd rejoiced over the recovery of the 
lamb that had strayed away from the flock; the prodigal 
son came repentant and was received with open arms by 
Ms father. Jesus says. Come luito me, all ye that labor and 
are heavy laden, and I ^vill give you rest ; him that cometh 
to me I Avill in no v,dse cast out. In Deuteronomy 33 :25, 
God says, "As thy days, so shall thy strength be," and in 
Hebrews 7 :25 we learn that Jesus ever liveth to make inter- 
cession for us. 

The wise man in Proverbs 28 :13 tells us w,e have mercy 
not only from confessing our sins but we must forsake 
them. There is a thing to be remembered — the forsaking of 
our sins. The blessing will not be complete so long as our 
pet sins are harbored in our hearts. But with these removed 
the peace and' happiness of getting right with God again is 
in our heai'ts. 

Someone has said, ' ' Happiness is neither within us oniy, 
nor without us; it is the union of ourselves with God," and 
as Beecher said, "The strength and happiness of a man 
consists in finding out the way in which God is going, and 
going that way too." 

No wonder there is a "blessing in beginning again," 
•wdth the Father willing to forgive and receive us back into 
the fold ! Jesus iiiterceding for us and waiting to take us 
by the hand to lead us over the rough places and relieve us 
of our burdens ! He tells us too 'that no temptation shall 
overtake us but with it a way of escape is provided. If we 
keep our eyes open and our wits about us we will find the 
way of escape. "When we speak of joy, it is not something 
we are after^ bitt something that comes to us when we are 
after God and duty." 

OUR PRAYER 

Our Father and our God. We have been meditating on 
the blessing of beginning again. Father, we are all so hu- 
man and make mistakes but we tliank thee that thou art 
our Father and willing to forgive, if we will confess and 
forsake our sifts. We pray for hearts anxious to return to 
thee and claim thy promises and lean on them. May we all 
who err get light with thee and be faithful unto the end. 
We ask in Jesus' name. Amen. 

Milledgeville, Illinois. 



An Editorial 

A business man of Quincy, Massachusetts, interested in creating 
sentiment that would make violation of the Eighteenth Amendment 
unpopular and dishonorable in the eyes of the public, offered a prize 
of $100 for a word that would fittingly describe the lawless individ- 
ual, whet'her he be drinker or maker of booze. Of the more than 
22,000 words suggested, the three judges decided that the one word 
to apply to the drinker of liquor made or obtained illegally, to stab 
awake the conscience and help to make lawless drinking "bad 
form," is SCOFFLAW (Accent the first syllable). Now he offers 
$200 in gold in live prizes of $100, $50, $25, $15, and $10, for the best 
statements of not over 100 words why the drinker of liquor made or 
obtained i'legaily should be called a SCOFFLAW. President Hard- 
ing said, "Lawless drinking is a menaeei to t'he Republic itself." 
President Coolidge says, "Free government has no gi'eater menace 
than disrespect for authority and continual violation of law." The 
Judges of the American Bar Association have unanimously issued A 
Warning to the American People against all who "disobey and scoff 
at this law or at any other law." The njame of the man offering 
these prizes is Mr. D. King. He and Eev. E. Talmadge Boot, Seere 
retary of the Massac'husetts Federation of Churches and Mr. A, J. 
Davis, Regional Superintendent of the Anti-S,aloon League of Amer- 
ica, will act as judges. Mail your statement of not over 100 words 
so as to be postmarked not later than 12 P. M., Thursday, January 
.31, 1924, addressing it to D. King, Granite Trust Compainy, Quincy, 
Massachxisetts- 



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THE BRETHREN PULPIT 



Self-Examination 



By C. R. Koontz 

TEXT: "Let a man examine himself."—! Coriathians 11:28. 



To us as Brethren this subject is more or less familiar 
because of its association with the Love Feast and Commun- 
ion service. While there is constant need of self-examina- 
tion before partaking of the sacred «mblems, I am made to 
feel that at tliis time when we are yet in the beginning of 
the New Year, it would be a fine thing for us to quietly and 
prayerfully examine ourselves in a three-fold way. 

First, for the sake of self-^not selfishly but for the sake 
of bettering our condition. Much has been said and writ- 
ten upon the "Know thyself." But before self can be 
loiown, it must be examined. Is it not a fact that many 
know very little about the radio and many of our modern 
inventions because they have never examined them care- 
fully? Is it not a fact that many ride in and even drive the 
auto vidthout the slightest knowledge of how its mechanical 
parts function? How is it^vrith ourselves? Do we know? 
Have we ever examined ourselves? Or do we leave the 
mirror and forget what manner 
of person we are? ♦> 

The story is told of a friend ! 
once asking an aged man what 
caused him so often to complain 
of pain and weariness in the 
evening. "Alas!" said he, "I 
have every day so much to do. 1 
have two falcons to tame, two 
hares to keep from rumiing 
away, two hawks to manage, a 
serpent to confine, a lion to tame, 
and a sick man to tend and wait 
upon." "Why, you must be 
joking," said his friend, "surely 
no man can have all these things 
to do at once." "Indeed', I am 
not joking," said the old man, 
"but what I have told you is 
the sad, sober truth ; for the two 
falcons are my eyes, which 1 
must diligently guard; the two 
hares are my feet, which must 
keep from walking in the ways 
of sin; the two hawks are my 
hands, which I must train to » 
work, that I may be able to pro- j 
vide for myself and for my '> 
brethren in need; the serpent is 

my tongue, which I must always bridle, lest it speak unseem- 
ly ; the lion is my heart, with which I must continue to fight, 
lest evil things come out of it ; and the sick man is my whole 
body which is always needing my watchfulness and care. All 
this daily wears out my strength." 

The old man of the story evidently had a line on him- 
self somewhat in accord with the following scriptures: "If 
thine eye eauseth thee to stumble, etc."; "Blessed is he 
that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly"; "Whatso- 
ever thy hand find to do, do it"; "Set a watch before my 
mouth, Jehovah"; "Keep thy heart with all diligence, 
for out of it are the issues of life" ; "Blessed are the pure in 
heart." 

In our own state there is talk of requiring every auto 
driver to be worth, either by property, bond, or insurance, 
an amount sufficient to cover any damage be or she may 
cause upon the public highways. Without going into the 
merits or demerits of the proposed talk, or who may be 
back of such a proposed bill, it points out this very evident 



Come Ye Apart and Rest 

BY MARY HOLDEN WILLINGHAM 

My soul would do some noble deed and great 
To lift up men and put down sin's domain. 

The Master gently bids me stop and wait — 

Some learn thru toil and some ttru days of pain. 

Not always wtiat we want but wtat we need 
God sends to us — be sure he knoweth best. 

Sometimes he bids us east abroad the seed; 

And again he says, "Come ye apart and rest!' 

How can I stop when souls around are dying? 

Yet sweeter far to sit and learn of hrm. 
Tho all about I hear Grief's children crying. 

My own heart needs God's holy peace within. 

So, sitting like Mary at Jesus' feet, 
I gladly cast all worldly cares aside. 

He is my Master, Friend and All complete; 
In every path of life will be my Guide. 

And if perchance he needs my feeble strength 
Out in the world of strife where sorrows be. 

His voice alone will bid me "Go" at length. 
And I shall serve him there most joyously. 

— The Christian Index. 



i 



fact: There are many irresponsible drivers on the public 
highways today. They are causing damage and danger, also 
death. But no indemnity can be secured because they have 
nothing. How is it on the Great Highway of Life ? 

The prophets spoke of preparing the Way of the Lord. 
When Jesus came he said, ' ' I am the way. ' ' This way was 
to lead from darkness to light. While ia darkness, he was 
to be the light. Furthermore, he admonishes his disciples 
to let their light so shine that others may see. How is it 
with our lights, dear readers; are they shining brightly? 
And, to use another figure from the auto, do we have non- 
glaring lenses on? The injunction is that others may see. 
Our lights may either be not burning at all, or be burning 
so brightly and focused at such an angle that they blind our 
fellow men. Therefore, let us examine ourselves. 

Lastly, for the sake of our relationship to God. God 
should not be left out of the examination. In fact he should 

hold the supreme place. He is 
our Creator, our Sustainer, and 
our Father. He gave his Son. 
He hath invited us to work with 
him. 

A young man entered a flor- 
ist's shop. Taking an American 
rose out of a jar he said: 'See 
what God has made. ' ' The clerk 
of the shop went into the rear of 
the room and shortly returnea 
with a wild rose, fresh and pink 
as it was the morning it was 
the morning it was plucked from 
plucked from the countryside. 
Said the clerk, "See Avhat God 
has made. ' ' Then he held up the 
American beauty rose and said, 
"See what God and man 
have made together." God 
made the forests, but never 
the farm and garden. God 
and man have done that. God 
made the quarries but he never 
made a cathedral. God and man 
have done that. The same truth 
holds in the religious world, in 
that while man has done some 
great things, it is not possible 
for him to do anything without 
the raw materials — the first impulse- — as given by God. Saul 
was man-made. Paul was the product of God and Saul. 
Union Bridge, Maryland. 



I 



Why I Believe in Trine Immersion 

By J. S. C. Spickerman 

Fii-st, I believe in it because Jesus commanded it — 
"baptizing them into the name of the Father, and of the 
Son, and of the Holy Spirit" (Matthew 28:19). The Greek 
word baptizontes, translated "baptizing," means primarily 
"immersing, submerging, plunging." Ail Greek lexicons 
agree on this. While there are various secondary meanings, 
such as, "wash," "cleanse," "dye," etc., no lexicon gives 
"pour" or "sprinkle" as even a secondary meaning. 

If he had said "baptizing them into the name of the 
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit," or "into tb-e n^me of God," 



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a single action might suffice; but the repetition of the 
article "the" (Greek, tou) indicates that the three names 
are considered separately. The Greeks, in whose language 
the New Testament was written, understand it so, and prac- 
tice trine immersion exclusively. 

The fact that Jesus commanded it should be sufficient 
reason for its observance without further argument; but 
the symbolism of baptism agrees therewith. Baptism rep- 
resents the new life which the converted person enters under 
the threefold figure of birth, burial and resurrection, and 
cleansing (John 3:3-5); Eomans 6:3-5; Acts 22:6) Sprink- 
ling or pouring caimot represent birth or burial and resur- 
rection; baptism represents all three. We are baptized into 
the name of the Father, whose children we become ; of the 
Son, whose death, burial, and resurrection we show forth; 
and of the Holy Spirit, whose cleansing and sanctifying 
power is promised to us. This, to my mind, refutes the ar- 
gument sometimes made by single immersionists, that since 
Christ died and rose only once, we should be dipped only 
once. 

Another argument used against trine immersion is 
that the ''^one baptism of Bphesians 4 :5 means a single ac- 
tion. But when we read the context, we see that the apos- 
tle is naming the grounds of Christian unity. One basis of 
unity is one baptism; that is, the same baptism. Today, 
several different acts are performed as baptism by differ- 
ent sects, thus hindering the unity which Paul exhorted the 
Ephesian Christians to keep. The one baptism which all 
Christians observed at that time was immersion in water, 
into the name of the Father, and of the Bon,, and of the 
Holy Spirit, administered only to repentant believers in 
Christ. 

Many are now advocating a unity, or rather a unison, 
which is not of the Spirit, but of compromise; a union to 
be brought about by treating some of Christ's commands as 
non-essentials. Such schemes are bound to fail. The only 
way to have ' ' one ' ' baptism is for all Christians to observe 
the baptism of the New Testament. The only way to have 
real unity is to observe all things whatsoever Christ com- 
manded. 

Maryville, Missouri. 



FAMILY WORSHIP 

and the Quiet Hour 



Piumday, Luke 3:1-18. Every Christian should be a 
forerunner of Christ, earnestly preparing the way for the 
entrance of Christ into the lives of others. The Kingdom of 
Heaven is at hand. Jesus is seeking to reign in the hearts 
of men. Det us warn them of the consequences of sin and 
urge them to repentance and thus make way for Jesus. 

Pray for a humble spirit, faithfulness to duty and a 
burning zeal like John the Baptist. 

Monday, John 1:29-46. Notice that John and his dis- 
ciples, when they had come to know Jesus, began to defi- 
nitely point others to him. "Behold the Lamb of God." 
"We have found the Messiah." "Come and see." They 
did not hesitate to go to their own kinfolk and invite them 
to Jesus, which some seem to be afraid to do today. Some 
seem to prefer to speak to strangers, if at all. Ah, we have 
nothing to fear. Our cause is right. We can m.ake no mis- 
take in bringing anyone to Christ. When they come, tliey 
will be thankful and happy. 

Pray for willingness and courage to seek the lost. 

Tuesday, Luke 5:1-11. Some time had elapsed since 
these disciples had first followed Jesus, but they had not yet 
forsaken all. They must enter mere earnestly and fully into 
discipleship. What a lesson! In the face of seeming use- 



lessness Jesus commands them to ' ' Launch out into the deep 
and let down the net for a draught." With such faith as 
they can exercise they obey and their efforts are abundantly 
blessed. As, he who can see to the bottom of the sea can 
also see to the bottom of human hearts and he knows that 
many are waiting for us to let down the net. Jesus calls 
his disciples to work, and their work is the mnning of 
souls. You may feel incompetent and unworthy and may 
not see clearly the opportunity, nevertheless, at his com- 
mand, let do-wn the net and you will "catch men." 

Pray for a full surrender to Christ and more implicit 
faith in his call to service. 

Wednesday, John 3:1-21; 1:12, 13; 1 Pet. 1:23. Here 
is a man that was good and wise, but neither his goodness 
nor his intelligence were sufficient to save liim. Condemna- 
tion rests upon ever unbeliever. The highest attainments of 
morality and culture are as filthy rags when compared with 
salvation through Jesus Christ. Even men like Nicodemus 
must be "born again." Are you helping to make this great 
foundation truth clear to others? 

Pray that this truth may be more clearly taught and 
that all who come to Jesus may be truly born again. 

Thursday, Luke 9:57-62. Some people assume respon- 
sibilities Avithout due consideration. They need to be re- 
minded of the sacrifice they must make, lest they be taken 
by surprise, become discouraged and turn back. Others are 
too slow. They see their duty, but postpone it. They think 
that after they have attended to other interests they will 
consider Christian service. Others seem Avilling but fail to 
make a full surrender. "I will follow thee, but — ". True 
discipleship allows no exceptions. Full surrender and ab- 
solute allegiance are required. It costs much to be a true 
disciple of Christ, but it costs more not to be. Read also 
Luke 14:15-35. 

Pray for a proper estimate of both the cost and the 
value of discipleship and a faith that yields immediate and 
constant obedience to every command. 

Friday, Luke 5:12-16; 17:11-19. Jesus did not shun 
the worst disease or sin. He did not fear to touch the leper 
and to mingle with the outcast, although it was contrary to 
ciLstom and law and often caused criticism. He could touch 
the lef)er and mingle ^svith sinners without becoming con- 
taminated. He was not a partaker -with them, but a helper 
to them. His was the touch of sympathy and power. 

Pray for a love and sympathy that knows no limita- 
tions, — that is ready to respond to the need of the most sin- 
fi^l, the most despised and the most hopeless. 

Saturday, Luke 10:25-37. How many have "gone down 
from Jerusalem to Jericho," and they have fallen among 
thieves that have robbed them and injured them. They 
have robbed them of virtue, of moral principle and of moral 
courage and have left them in disgrace, helpless and hope- 
less. Do you care? Have you gone do^\aa the Jericho road 
to find them? Or, do you keep clear, attend only to your 
o-\\'n business, close your eyes and ears and pass by on the 
other side or some other way? 

Pray for a tender heart that is moved with real, prac- 
tical pity for both those in physical distress and those in 
spiritual need. 

H. M. OBEEHOLTER, Columbus, Ohio. 



BLESSED SHADOWS 

There are ferns in the garden of the soul as well as 
flowers. There is the fern of patience, and the fern of long- 
suffering, and the fern of meekness. And the great Gar- 
dener of the soul delights in the ferns, and purposes to save 
them from destruction by "the garish day," and so he takes 
us into the shade, the shade of disappointment, or the shade 
of sorrow, or the shade of seeming defeat. But it is a very 
blessed shadow, for it is "the shadow of the Almighty." 
And here the ferns flourish, and the cloudy day makes the 
garden beautiful,^ — J. F. Jowett. 



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SEND 

WHITE GITT 

OFFEEINa TO 



THE SUNDAY SCHOOL 



L D. SLOTTEE 

Treasvirer, 
AEhland, OMo 



Editor's Notes On the Sunday School Lesson 

What Israel Learned at Sinai 
{Lesson for Febraaty 3) 



Devotional Reading — Psalm 95:1-7. 
Lesson Material — Exodus 19:1 to 24:8; Le- 
viticus 19: Deuteronomy 4:32-40. 
Printed Text — Deuteronomy 4:32-40. 

Golden Text — Thou shalt love Jehovah thy 
God with all thy heart, and -with all t'hy soul, 
and with all thy might. Deuteronomy 6:5. 

Daily Home Bilale Readings 

What Israel Learne.d ,at Sinai, Dt. 4:32-40 
Moses Meets God in the Mount, 

Eix. 19:21-25 

Commandments Showing Our Relation 

to God, Ex. 20:1-11 

Gonimandments showing our relation to 

men, Ex. 20:12-21 

Sabbaths and Feasts, Ex. 23:1-17 

Jehovah's covenant at Sinai, Ex. 23:20-31 
Praise to Jehovah Psa. 95:1-7 



M. 
T. 

W. 

T. 



THOUGHTS ON THE LESSON 

Comments on tOie Text 

Israel is ericamped at Bethpeor, on the east 
side of the Jordan opposite Jericho. Moses, 
knowing that he is soon to depart from the 
■world, calls the people together, and reminds 
them of their marvelous past, and of the laws 
that God gave t'hem ,at Sinai. 

Verse 32. Moses appeals to the people to 
consider their past, and asiks if, since the 
beginning of time, there has been anything 
to compare to it. 

Verse 33. Sinai is here referred to. It is 
spoken of as "the mount that burned wdth 
fire." Ex. 19:18 gives some idea of the vis- 
ible manifestations of God's presence: 

Verse 34. The lifting of an entire nation 
out of the very midst of another nation, as 
was done when God took Israel out of Egypt, 
has no parallel in history. That this was at- 
tended by marvelous signs, wherein God 
showed the strength of his arm, is well 
known. i 

V.3rse 35. God never w'orked wonders to 
gratify man's curiosity or for the mere sake 
of showing what he could do. Here we have 
plainly stated what God's great purpose was. 
The failure of many of these people to really 
know^ God was not due to lack of opportunity. 

Verse 36. Here again we have reference to 
awe-inspiring scenes .at Sinai w-hen the law- 
was given to God's chosen people. Nothing 
was wanting to instruct the people concern- 
ing Gods' will or to convince them that it 
was Jehova'h who had spoken to them. 

Verse 37. God had shown his love to Abra- 
ham and t^ Isaac and to Jacob. He had 
shown his love to the fathers in the flesh of 
these who had been born during the forty 
years', stay in the wilderness. 

Verse 38. ■ Other nations were in possession 
of the land that belonged to the descendants 



of Abraham. "As, at this day" seems to re- 
fer to w-hat had already taken place when 
Israel won a victory over Sihon, who refused 
to allow the people to pass peaceably through 
his dora.ain (Numbers 21:21-25). 

Verse 39. While the people seemed at this 
time to lay this truth to heart, their final 
downfall was due to the fact that they went 
after other gods. 

Verse 40. While they were the subjects of 
rich promises, these could be laid hold upon 
only upon the^ir meeting the conditions here 
laid down. — Busy Bible Student. 

Foimdation Principles 

It is from Moses that we find the first clear, 
positive statement of the principles which, 
during all their more modern history, Europe 
and America have been tiying to apply. Tho 
rights of God; the rights of man; the rela- 
tionship of God to man and of man to God; 
the relationship of men to each other ;,all these 
have been thought out by him .and expressed 
with a clarity which gives us peAaps oui- 
first gTcat human _doeument. This document 
remains, too, the world's masterpiece in con- 
ciseness. 

Nowhere do we find anything to equal it for 
the rare merit of much-in-Httle. Nowhere do 
we find sequence of thought gi'aded in a way 
to cover so much' gi-ound. All codes of law 
can be found here in epitome, with the mar- 
velous achievement that, in principle at least, 
nothing is left out. 

The Ten Commandments did not, evefi iu 
the time of Moses, represent all law; they 
stood for the principle of law. They were 
headings, but headings that covered all the 
points. Except ,as headings they did not oifer 
a rule of conduct to the individual; they fur- 
riished ground on which rules of conduct 
could be built up.. — Basil King. 

Thoughts on the Commandments 
1. There are a great many things which 
God will put up wdth in a human heart; there 



is one thing he will not put up with — ^a sec- 
ond place. — Ruskin. 

2. The true God must not be worshipped 
under false fonns. We should think it dread- 
ful to bow dowTi and worship ,an idol, and 
yet anything which takes the place of God 
is really an idol to us. 

3. Whenever thou shalt find thyself to 
have let slip an oa,t'h, punish thyself for it 
by missing the next meal. — Chrysostom. 

4. No Sabbath, no worship; no worship, 
no religion; no religion, no morals; no morals, 
then — pandemonium. Crawford Johnson. 

5. You honor your- father and your mother 
when you save them all the trouble you cian. 

6. As the commandments were interpreted 
by Ohrist, this commandment means. Thou 
shalt save lifei where possible. 

7. Honor the man who brooks no evil act, 
No shame, no counterfeit, whose soul is pure 
Within as fair without. — N. W. Rand. 

8. ' ' Let yourself be possessed of no dollar 
whose history you are afnaid to tell. ' ' 

9. Remember that charity thinketh no 
evil, much less repeats it. Never believe 
anything bad about anybody unless you .pos- 
itively know it is true; never tell even that 
unless you feel that it is absolutely neces- 
saiy, and that God is listening while you tell 
it. — Dr. Henry van Dyke. 

10. Take heed, and keep yourselves from 
all covetousness: for a man's life consisteth 
not in the abundance of the things which he 
possesseth. — Jesus Christ. — In Tarbell's 
Guide. 



FORD TRUCK FOR ESTELLA MYERS 

The Fellowship class of the First Brethren 
church at Waterloo, Iowa, has pledged them- 
selves to raise the first one hundred dollars 
tow.ard the new Ford Truck for Miss Estella 
Myers, when she returns to Africa next fall. 
MRS. JOHN BERTCH, Secretary. 



-- young Japanese had both eyes destroyed 
in battle. He found Christ, and in the hos- 
pital the blind man with the inner light be- 
gan to preach Christ as the Light of the 
world. — John Fox. 



White Gift Offering 

FOURTH REPORT 

Following are the contributions received Maurertown, Va., S. S., 52.75 

January 11-17^ inclusive: Hagerstown, Md., church, 136.20 

White Dale Ch., Terra Alta, W. Va., •> 26.00 Bethel, lud., S. S. and church, .... 66.00 

N. P. Eg^in, Taanpa, Fla., 5.00 Roann, Ind., church, 62.55 

A.shland, Ohio, S. S., 8.75 Bethel church, Mulvane, Kans., . . . 16.75 

(Total for Ashland $105.82.) 

Louisville, Ohio, S. S., 93.68 Total .' $ 705.46 

College Corner, Ind., S. S 15.00 Pre\-iously reported, $2,714.56 

Pleasant Hill, Ohio, S. S., 28.75 

Bryan, Ohio, church, . 75.00 Grand total, $3,420.02 

New Lebanon, Ohio, S. S 47.75 

S. S. Third Ch., Johnstown, Pa 20.70 ^^^ ^- ^^^^ ' ^^' Treasurer, 

Carleton, Ncbr., S. S., 50.58 44 W. Third St., Ashland, Ohio. 



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J. A. GAEBEE, President 
J. F. Locke, Associate 
Ashland, Ohio. 



Our Young People at Work 

(Young- People's Topics in The Angelus by C. L. Anspach). 



GI.ADYS M. SPICE 
General Secretary 
Canton, Ohio. 



Peas in the Christian Endeavor Pod 

By Charles W. Abbot, Service Superintendent 



I, Promptasss 

From my axperienoe in visiting the differ- 
ent societies that come under my jurisdiction, 
I find that the lack of promptness is one of 
the greatest failings. ^Vhy should this be so? 
In almost every -walk of liie t'he fact of be- 
ing on time "to the dot" is prevalent. When 
going to make a journey you do not figurt- 
that the train will be " a few minutes late. ' ' 
Neither would you want to go on it, if you 
felt that it w,as not going to be on time. 

If you work in a factory you ■ know thai 
when the whistle blows you are expected to 
be ready to work. And if you ring the clock 
in the store late a few mornings you well 
know that the floorwalker will be talking 
about a little more ginger. 

Every one who ever went to school knows 
t'he disgrace of being voluntarily tardy and 
how time that might be used for something 
else had to be put in making up the time to 
pay for tardiness. 

In the many soldier camps about one of 
the first things a soldier is taught is to be 
prompt to respond to the call of the bugle. 
In all walks of Ufe this- must be so to hold 
together t'he social organization. Then why 
should we be careless and behind time when 
it comes to attending to the affairs of the 
1,' Dgdom? 

If your pastor was to announce today that 
President Coolidge would be present at C. E. 
meeting next Sunday evening, I dare say that 
this room would be packed quite a while be- 
fore the time for the meeting to begin. Why? 
Simply because a personage as great as tne 
president is going to be present and you 
would be anxious to see and hear him. Do 
we not meet with a Person whom even Presi- 
dent Cooli.dge serves? Then why should we 
bo tardy and come after the- service is partly 
through? Not one per cent of lall the people 
present either early or late but what eouid 
have been on time if they had tried. I mean 
by t'hat, just this: it is possible that one per- 
son might have started and gotten to the gate 
of their yard, and met a friend and returned 
and was detained so that they were late. An- 
other person may have been met on the street 
and detained or another might have made a 
call of some nature on their way, having al- 
lowed ample time and being unavoidably de- 
tained, came to the meeting late. But I am 
safe in saying that by far the greater number 
of people that come late, could be on time, if 
they started out to be. 

Let us be about the Father's business with 
vim, vigor and punctuality. If your society 
is in the habit of starting all the way from 
ten to fifteen minutes late, why not try to 
remedy it? A good plan is this: Have the 
President — or a. member of the Prayer Meet- 
ing Committee cou^d do it— act as a "Min- 
■ute Man," that is, to be there and start the 



meeting on t'he dot, if there is no one there 
but himself or one or two others. If he can- 
not sing, he can at least read the Scripture 
and pray, which would be a good way to be- 
gin a meeting that was afflicted with a lack 
of promptness. Another way -to get out of 
the rut of being late is to divide the society, 
as for a contest and then have tellers count 
and declare t'he side the winner which has 
the most there during the first seven minutes. 
This method will wake them up on attend- 
ance. Try having something unusual sched- 
uled for t'he opening minutes and start on 
time and those th.at are tardy will miss it. 
Talk about it, live it, pray about it, and punc- 
tuality will com©. Have your pastor give his 
reasons for being on time. You know you 
would not tolerate him coming in after the 
opening exercises should be over and still he 
h.as the same right as you to do it. Be con- 
sistent and be as prompt when some one else 
is leading as you want them to be when you 
lead and there will be no occasion for the 
repetition of a talk on this subject. 
(To be continueaj 
Davton, Ohio. 



JUNIOR ENDEAVOR 

By Lois Frazier 



( Topic for February 3) 

What Christian Endeavor Does 
for Juniors 

Christian Endeavor Day. Decision Day 

I Timothy 4:12-16 

Some Thoughts for the I«eiader 

This lesson, coming in the early part of the 
year, gives the best opportunity, possible, of 
creating enthusiasm for and beginning an 
Expert Endeavor class. Use t'he opportunity. 
Plan for it. 

T'le Junior Expert Endeavor Course is not 
merely a form to be observed, it is a fine 
means of acquainting the Jun"iors with the 
real meaning, workings, and goals of Chris- 
tian Endeavor. 

They have a right to Know something very 
delinte and vital about world-wide Christian 
Endeavor work. 

Information and material for Expert En- 
deavor work may be secured from The Chris- 
tian Bindeavor World, Tremont Temple, Bos- 
ton. 

Determine how you can best carry on this 
work in your particular society. A part of 
the plan of Christian Endeavor is EDUCA- 
TION, and the lesson part of this meeting, 
may very appropriately be devoted to teach- 
ing the facts about Christian Endeavor.. 



If possible, show the picture of Francis E. 
Clark and other Endeavor workers as you 
tell of the founding of Christian Endeavor. 

A plan may also be effected whereby, at 
tuis meeting, some of the children may be 
urged to become subscribers to t'he Junior 
Christian Endeavor World, if they are not al- 
ready. 

Urge them to do the Daily Readings print: 
cd in this column and in the C. E. World. 

Provide tiny bits of ribbon for each child 
to wear, made of the national C. E. colors, 
and white. 

Some Questions to Think About 

1. How does Christian Endeavor differ from 
fiiunday sehooi.- Do we need both? 

2. How old is the Christian Endeavor so- 
ciety? Who began the first one? 

3. How did Francis E. Clark come to think 
of such an organization as the Christian 
Endeavor Society? 

■i. Is the Christian Endeavor Society found 
in other churches than the Brethren 
church? Is this a good thing? Why? 

5. What may we learn to do in the Christian 
Endeavor prayer meeting? 

G. What does Christian Endeavor plan for 
us to do during the week? 

7. Do you think you can be a better man or 
woman sometime by being a faithful 
Christian Endeavorer now? 

8. Have you taken the C. E. Pledge? 

9. Has the Pledge ever helped you to do a 
rigiht thing when it was hard to do it? 
How? 

Some Things to Think About 

(Christian Endeavor is a sehooi for our 
hearts, as day sehooi is for our minds and 
hands. 

We learn to pray by praying. 

Christian Endeavor is a training in which 
we learn to do and to understand and how 
to work for God in a business way. 

Some Daily Bible Eeaiings 

Monday, January 28. Urges Consecration. 

Prov. 23:26 
Tuesday, January 29. Trains Juniors. 

Philippians 4:9 
Wednesday, January 30. Teaches the Bible. 

i'aalnis 119:9-11 
Thursday, January 31. Helps Juniors Pray. 

Acts 1:13, 14 
Friday, February 1. Provides Work to Do. 

Galatians 6:10 
Saturday, February 2. Leads Them to Jesus. 

Matthew 19:13-15 



O Almighty God, from whom every good 
prayer cometh, and who pourest out on all 
who desire it the spirit of grace and suppli- 
cation; deliver us, when we draw nigh to 
thee, from, coldness of heart and wanderings 
of mind, that with steadfast thought and 
kindled affections we may worship thee in 
sijirit and in truth; through Jesus Christ our 
Lord. Amen. — William Bright. 



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JANUARY 23, 1924 



Send Home Missionary Funds to 

■WTliLIAM A. GBARHART, 

Home BliKslonai^ Secretary, 

906 American Bldg., Dayton, Ohio. 



MISSIONS 



Send Foreign Mission Funds to 

LOUIS S. BAUMAN 

Financial Secretary Foreign Board, 

1330 E. Third St., Long Beach, California 



From Argentina 

By C. F. Yoder 



(The following letter came to the Toreign 
Board and was delayed in getting into the 
hands of the Editor, yet it will be read with 
much interest, though Brother Yoder is even 
now in America). 

Since TSTiting last we have iinished our 
campaign in Cabrera and Deheza and have 
come to Alejandro where I am now writing. 

We began in Cabrera September 14th and 
have been using the Bible coach ever since. 
Brother Adolfo Zeche is pastor in Cabrera 
and Deheza and has accompanied us in all 
the work there and in the towns enroute to 
Alejandro, but has now returned to Cabrera. 
He and Brother Reina slept in the coach, 
while Mrs. Yoder and I used a room of the 
mission in Cabrera and were entertained in 
the home of one of the believers in Deheza. 

In Cabrera the campaign was directed to- 
ward deepening the spiritual life of those 
who are nominally believers but lack the ex- 
perience of the power of Christ in their lives. 
We were favored with beautiful moonlight 
nights and the hall was well filled at all the 
meetings in spite of the oarousing of the 
crowds in the Italian hall, where they were 
raising money to pay for their new building 
and at the same time celebrating the twen- 
tieth of September, the date when Italy took 
possession of Rome and the pope lost his tem- 
poral possessions. It is curious to see devout 
Catholics by the hundreds joining in the fes- 
tivities of this date, which the pope hates. 
But the people do not even know the signifl- 
eanee of the date. For them it is only an 
Italian holiday, and, as patriotic Italians, 
they drink and dance and spend their money 
on all kinds of gambling devices and other 
money making schemes, in honor . of their 
country. This year the automobile race took 
its usual toll of life, and since Firpo has be- 
come a national hero, boxing has become a 
national craze, and this brutalizing spectacle 
was added to the other attractions. 

However, the believers attended the meet- 
ings and re-consecrated themselves to the 
Lord and the work has taken on new life. 
Brother Reina directed the children's meet- 
ings, in wlich he is a specialist, and from 
the half hundred of bright boys and girls 
who .are learning the Gospel we will after 
while have a strong church in Cabrera. 

Brother Adolfo Zeche has won the love and 
respect of the people, and although he has 
worked under difficulties is steadily gaining 
ground. What he lacks is a good wife to 
help, him in his work and to occupy the nice 
parsonage with him. Also a light auto with 
which to make the trip from Cabrera to De- 
heza, six miles away, and to Perdices, an- 
other, si.K miles further on. A horse is too 
slow to enable one to attend to meetings in 
these places the same day. 

We visited the believers here both in the 
town and in the country and were glad to 
note the spirit of unity that prevails and the 



revived interest on 'all sides in the work. 
These ' ' believers ' ' of whom I speak are 
mostly Lutherans or Zwinglians from Swit- 
zerland. Of baptized members of the Breth- 
ren church scarcely any remain, but the har- 
vest is preparing. 

After two weeks in Cabrera we began in 
Deheza and continued two weeks more. Here 
there is no priest but the teachers in the pub- 
lic schools do what they can to maintain the 
fanatical opposition of the Romanists to the 
Gospel. The work however in Deheza is in 
thriving condition. The Sunday school is a 
bit larger than in Cabrera and the believers 
for the most part carry on a zealous propa- 
ganda. Here there were a number of candi- 



left the ciampaign in these towns for another: 
opportunity. 

The work in Cabrera and Deheza was: 
closed by a union all day meeting on the 12th' 
of October, which is known here as "el dia 
de la raza" or the "day of the race." It 
began as a Spanish festival in honor of the 
Spanis'h race, but is more and more taking 
on the idea of universal fraternity in this 
new world. In our discourses this day we 
explained the Gospel process of forming the 
new race in Christ Jesus for the new world 
kingdom that is coming. This meeting was 
held at the home of Marcos Stoller, a Swiss 
believer, living half way between Cabrera 
and Deheza. He has a lovely home with a 
fine farm and orchard and garden, and a still 
finer family of eleven children, and eighteen 
grandchildren who are all talented and faith- 



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ONE OP OXTR SUNDAY SCHOOLS IN MENDOZA, ARGENTINA 



dates for baptism, but they wished to visit 
the work in Alejandro and be baptized there 
in the river. 

On one Sunday the street meeting was not 
practicable because the street was deserted, 
the men having gone to the celebration in 
Cabrera, but the next Sunday we had a large 
■crowd in spite of a cold wind blowing. The 
meeting also was interrupted by a row inside 
of the drink shop in front of which I was 
preaching. There was a clash of knives and 
men began to jump out of the windows and 
the officer marched several off to tte cala- 
boose. Then we had good attention. 

We hoped to go on to Hernando, twenty- 
seven miles further on, where in a town of 
about six thousand several members fi-om 
Cabrera live and are calling for meetings, 
but rain prevented this visit. However, a 
brief visit was made to Perdices but condi- 
tions there were not favorable to a campaign 
at this time and as om- time was limited we 



ful Christians and are thus a center of in-- 
fluenee and an ex^ample for the world. A fat- 
ted calf and a sheep were hoasted over a har- 
row in native style, and there was a feast 
for everybody. Different autos served to 
take the people back and forth but some of 
them walked. The meeting was a gOod-bye 
meeting for us in view of our furlough com- 
ing soon, and we were made glad by the to- 
kens of affection which we received from ail. 
Working among these people is much like 
working among people in the homeland and 
we shall ever remember them with love. 
They are not lacking in love among them- 
selves either, for one wedding was cele- 
brated in Deheza while we were there and 
another is to be celebrated in the home of 
Mr. Stoller this week, when his last daugh- 
ter is to be married. She is a lovely girl who 
has been a great help in the music in tte mis- 
sion and will be missed, as she is to live 
eighteen miles away. 



JANUARY 23, 1924 



THE BRETHREN EVANGELIST 



PAGE Id 



From Deheza we went to Charras, crossing 
a stream wMch nearly reached the carburetor 
of the auto, passing sand dunes which made 
us shovel sand away from in front of the 
wheels for some distance, passing farms 
where a hail storm had recently destroyed 
the wheat, and homes where we found inter- 
est in the Gospel because Brother Istueta 
had been there last year with the sulky and 
had sold Bibles. In Charras lives a family 
of believers from Eio Cuarto who received us 
with joy. We also found one of my former 
students from the College. Her sister is di- 
rector of the public school here. There is a 



large family of young ladies. The mother is 
a widow. They promised to study the Bible 
and the literature- we left and invited us to 
have regular meetings for preaching there. 

In Lagunillas, the next town, we sold one 
Bible and left tracts in all the homes, but 
did not hold meetings as we wished to reach 
Bengolea. In this town several students Uve, 
now in charge of their father's large estan- 
cia. We happened (?) to reach town at the 
same time, and they at once got us permis- 
sion to hold a meeting in the leading res- 
taurant after the supper hour. A good group 
of men gathered and listened attentively to 



the preaching and some of them asked many 
questions aftenvard, so that the meeting was 
prolonged until quite late. A number bought 
Bibles. We left tracts in all the homes, and 
as a storm was threatening, came on to 
Alejandro where we are having much bless- 
ing also. But I will write of the work here 
in my next. 

He hope to sail, the Lord willing, on De- 
cember 6th and arrive in New York Decem- 
ber 24th. 

Alejandro, October 23, 1923. 



NEWS FROM THE FIELD 



KOAJSrOKE, VIRGINIA. 
A Heal Poimding 

People would think it a very severe pound- 
ing if a man got blue from the feet to his 
neck. However this was the fact in the case. 
I had heard of some people being pounded 
all right, but in this instance it was one of 
the sisters going to see the members about 
it, and it seemed good to all of them, for 
they agreed that I was the one who should 
have it. Since they all agreed in this mat- 
ter, I could not help myself but had to take 
my medicine. Brother, after getting a pound- 
ing, can you smile and say thank you, folks? 
This pounding did not show up until the 
Sunday morning after Christmas; as 1 
stepped into the pulpit, it was visible. They 
then could see the result of the work done a 
few days before. You know every cause has 
an effect, and so the effect in this respect 
was very much visible on me, as I stepped 
forward to the desk. They all saw a brand- 
new blue suit. This was the best pounding 
I have had since in the ministiy. Besides, 
this these good members filled our table with, 
good things to eat for Christmas. I must say 
that the Boanoke Brethren are very kind to- 
their pastor. 

It is several months since I wrote an ar- 
ticle for the paper, and since a few may won- 
der as to the work here, I will state the con- 
dition. I wiU just repeat what several of 
the members have said: "Our work is going 
forward." By the grace of God this is true. 
Although since the strike there have been 
some hard feelings that seem to have roots 
and hard to dig up, yet we can say that the 
work is going steadily forward in attend- 
ance and in spiritual growth. I must say 
that we have some very loyal members here 
at Eoanoke, Virginia — both in money and in 
life works. What we are anxiously working 
and praying for is that there may be many 
more of the members who will put their 
hands and hearts to the wheels and help us 
move the load as never before for God and 
man. 

A few weeks ago God granted us fi.ve addi- 
tions, one boy about fifteen years old, two- 
young men with good influence, and two mid- 
dle-aged men. The wives of the latter came 
forward with them but have not yet united 
with our church. The five mentioned were 
baptized and hands laid on them. There arc 



several others who have said that they will 
come with us but so far we cannot count 
them. One of the men mentioned mad© his 
decision at the Gypsy Smith meeting and 
was true to his word. We have four more 
cards signed by men and women whom we 
think will prove good. 

We ask you brethren kindly remember us 
iu prayer, that the good Lord may use us 
here as never before. 

B. E. CHEISTIANSEN. 

1017 Gilmer Ave., N. W-. 



NEWS OF THE COLLEGE 

Several issues ago, I' spoke of our Gospel 
Teams here at the College and of the work 
they were doing. I doubt whether any event 
within recent years has been more fruitful for 
good than the recent visit of two of our 
teams to some of our churches in Pennsyl- 
vania. Leaving just before the Christmas 
holidays and returning the first week of 
school, these teams were enabled to spend 
almost a week at a church. Messrs. Koontz, 
captain, Bame, Petit, Elliott, UUom, and 
Presnell composed the team which visited our 
churches at Glenford, Ohio; Aleppo, BerUn, 
Waynesboro, Pennsylvania; and Hagerstown, 
Maryland. Eev. Horlacher, pastor at Waynes- 
boro, writes, "I believe that the Gospel 
Teams will stand encouragement from the 
faculty and students. And the men on this 
team deserve some recognition for their ser- 
vice they have rendered over the vacation. 
I would like to have another team come 
again next year." Eev. Benshoff, pastor at 
Berlin, writes, ' ' The people of the church and 
community were much pleased with the boys 
and the service they rendered. This was evi- 
denced by the large crowds, the attention, 
and the liberal offering. We were not long in 
discovering that the boys were consecrated, 
sincere, and earnest. The coming of the team 
to Berlin has meant much, — a good work has 
been done." 

Messrs. Mayes, captain, Akers, Kinzie, and 
Hammond visited Masontown and Cone- 
maugh. I have had no word as yet from the 
pastors, but reports received otherwise are 
just as flattering as those from the above 
places. Already churches are asking for a 
visit next year. 

Messrs. McAdoo, Bradford, Lemert, Lind- 
ower, and Baylor assisted a week in the 



Methodist church at Euggles, a town near 
As'hlaud. Reports from here are also good. 

In every case confessions were secured and 
re-consecrations made. And it is to be noted 
that not everyone of the above named men 
was a theological student. Baylor for in- 
stance, is captain of the College Basketball 
team, has earned so many letters in the sports 
that I can not name them all, and was an 
exceptionally strong man on the line last 
year. Part of the men in the first named 
team made the trip by means of a Ford car 
for which they had paid $65.00. The 
churches all very generously contributed to 
their expense. The offering at the Berlin 
church was some $80.00 on one evening. It 
is with great satisfaction that I record all the 
above tacts. 

During the vacation we were saddened to 
learn of the sudden death from pneumonia 
of on© of our most excellent young men, a 
Sophomore in the Arts college, Mr. Kenneth 
Kemble, at his home in MJansfield. Mr. Kem- 
ble was a young man of exemplary life and 
gave promise of great usefulness. Several of 
the College men and women attended the fu- 
neral at the Mansfield home, while the writer 
assisted in the services. 

The Saturday courses have grown by leaps 
and bounds, the enrollment being at this time 
46. The tuitions which come to the College 
treasury from this source will amount to 
some $450.00 a year, almost enough to buy a 
car load of coal. These students are all high 
school graduates and are trying to remove 
certain conditions in their normal work. All 
of them are now teaching. 

Professor J. A. Garber expects to leave 
soon for Hartford, Connecticut, where he will 
be able to absolve his residence requirements 
for his doctorate. 

I gave the final O. K. today' to the general 
contractor, so that now all the building is 
paid for excepting the heating plant and the 
electrical work. Both of these pieces of 
work are almost done but small adjustments 
are yet to be made. 

The W. M. S., with their usual generosity, 
has recently sent me enough money to buy 
another filing case for Dr. Miller's work. 
When I am in a real pinch here and espe- 
cially if it relates to the Seminary, I turn 
to this organization and it has responded 
even above what could be asked of it. 



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JANUARY 23, 1924 



Permission was recently granted to the 
^ local Christian Endeavor to meet in the Y. 
W. Room of the new building. This is a 
beautiful room, newly decorated, of moderate 
size, and an ideal place for such a meeting. 
It was thought that this might help the work 
of the Christian Endeavor and bring it new 
life and inasmuch as it is wJiolly a student 
organization, I saw no reason why this should 
not be done. So far the results are of such 
a nature as to wholly justify the innovation. 

Already I have several tentative enroll- 
ments for next September; recently one from 
our strong church at Johnstown, Pennsyl- 
vania. This is very encoui'aging. 

With the glee club dated, the Gospel teams 
flourishing, athletics successful, everything 
seems here to be on tiptoe. I do not recall 
at this mid-season of the year, when we were 
better off. The increase of students this 
year, about 50, makes a difference in many 
of our activities. For instance the student 
section of the gymnasium is no longer of suf- 
ficient size to accommodate them all. 

A record crowd of between five and six 
hundred, saw the fast Purple and Gold bas- 
ket ball team take the Wooster College team 
across to the score of 20 to 26 a week ago 
Tuesday evening. 

I think I mentioned before the fact that 
Mr. Homer Kent of Long. Beach, and now a 
Senior in the Seminary, left recently for a 
year's trip to the Holy Land, going with a 
party from Zenia Seminary. Mr. Kent ^'\■as 
so well thought of that he was offered a place 
as secretary with expenses paid. Dr. Kyle, 
head of the party, is conducting some explor- 
ations there relating to archaeology. Mr. 
Kent expects to return here and graduate 
next year. 

I want to recommned the college publica- 
tion, The Ashland Collegian, to the readers 
of The Evangelist as an ideal college paper, 
clean, newsy, and well edited. It ought to 
have a larger circulation among our own 
members than it has yet had. 

The Semester closes this week and new en- 
rolkuents will be received during the week of 
January 28. Perhaps there are some young 
people who would want to enter this ' mid- 
year. EDWIN E. JACOBS. 



CLAY CITY, INDIANA 

We arrived on this held Friday evening, 
September 28th. To siay that we were well 
received and taken care of is a conserva- 
tive expression. Wo were splendidly enter- 
tained in the home of Brother and Sister 
Oberholtzer the first w^eek, until we were able 
to get enoug'h goods together to set up house- 
keeping in the parsonage. We found these 
people very considerate in assisting us in 
many ways until our household goods arrived 
from California. 

The people here are interested in keeping 
the faith of their fathers. Numerous ex- 
pressions have been maide on their part, that 
they believe the mission of our church to be, 
that of teaching and practicing the Word. 
Certainly our commission is neither less nor 
greater. The church suffers a handicap in 
that, many w'ho are brought into the church, 
are soon compelled to move away from town 
to gain a means of livelihoo'd. Thus we have, 
compared to the size of the church, many 



isolated members. Then too this is not to be 
considered a large field. However there is 
much good to be accomplished. There are a 
number of Chi'istians in the surrounding- 
country without a church home. It is the hopt- 
of this church that we may be able to reaeti 
some, of these for our churc'h. There is also 
a number of young people here to be sought 
out for the Lord. We consider the work 
done by the church, in the past highly com- 
mendable and are anticipating the best of 
co-operation for further progTCSs in his nani&. 

A few chronograms wiU tell of the inter- 
ests of this last quarter. 

September iiOth was Homecoming day for 
the church. This was the occasion for the re- 
tiring pastor's farewell and the incoming 
pastor's reception. It was a grand day of 
feasts; both physical, social and spiritual. 

October 14-28 we held a two weeks ' evan- 
gelistic campaign. Considering one week of 
inclement weather, one week with the preach- 
er 's head fiUed with cold, and no previous 
preparation, the meeting did accomplish some 
good. Two w'ere received into the chui'ch by 
relation. These two were interested by the 
faithful efforts of one of our laymen. 

October 31st, we observed our semi-annual 
communion service. There were thirty-nine 
w'ho enjoyed this fellowship together. 

November 21st, the pastor lind family were 
most agreeably surprised on coming home 
from prayer meeting to find their front room 
filled with good things to eat. Chickens! 
yes, fifteen of them. Eight in the front room 
too. It is all right, ^ye could not have been 
more pleased. These chickens we are glad to 
say have been shelling out the eggs for ua. 
Our shelves were completely stocked with 
canned fruits of many varieties and vege- 
tables, to say nothing of flour, etc., too nu- 
merous to mention. We are in a posittion to 
know how to appreciate these things since 
we arrived at a time too late to put up many 
of these necessities ourselves. 

December 1st, our Thanksgiving offering 
amounted to $66.80. 

December 23rd, The Sunday sohool gave a 
Christmas program which was pleasing to all. 
But we are even promised a better one for 
ne.'it Christmas. 

December 23rd, White Gifts for the King, 
$10.37. 

December 23rd, two fine young girls are 
baptized at the evening service. They were 
confirmed and received into the c'hurch, and 
presented baptismal certificates the following 
Sunday morning. N. V. LEATHEBMAN. 



WILLIAMSTOWN, OHIO 

On December 31 the writer was called to 
his home church to lead in the re-opening of 
the remodeled church. This church was built 
about thirty years ago, under the pastorate 
of Elder A. J. Baughman, deceased. A small 
group of loyal people built a substantial and 
commodious building for that time. The 
church has passed through many struggles 
and also many periods of prosperity. About a 
year ago Brother B. F. Owens was called to 
the pastorate. The church took on new life 
and plans were started on New Year's day, 
1923 to remodel the church. In just one year 
it was completed. 

The church was raised and a basement put 



under the entire building. A furnace has 
been installed. The interior of the church 
was entirely re-decorated with new paper 
and paint and varnish. A new platfoi'm in 
the- front of the church gives adequate pul- 
pit and choir room. A new pulpit stand was 
the gift of a lumber company at Arlington. 
Electric lights have been installed, the cur- 
rent gotten from a private home Deico plant. 
New walks have been laid and the yard grav- 
eled. 

The membership of the church worked 
faithfully with teams, Shovel and trowel; so 
that much of the work was done without cost. 
The pastor -will no doubt mention the names 
of those who helped and thus give credit 
where credit is due. 

The church is now well equipped to serve 
the conununity from the standpoint of ade- 
quate Sunday school room and with beauty 
of surroundings within the church for wor- 
ship. 

It was the writer's privilege to preach Sun- 
day morning and Sunday evening and assist 
in raising about nine hundred dollars which 
was still necessary to pay for all improve- 
ments. 

Although the day was rainy and bad there 
were good audiences and the money was eas- 
ily raised. May I express my appreciation , 
to the good people of the old home for the 
opportunity of having a part in this re-open- ' 
ing. 

Brother and Sister Owen have found theU 
way into the hearts of the people of the 
community. They have been able to do much 
in the way of music under the leadership of 
Mrs. Owen, who is a graduate of the depart- 
ment of voice of Ashland College. 

Brother Owen is known throughout the 
community as a preacher of the Whole Gos- 
pel. The church on Sunday evenings is many 
times crowded to oapacity. Brother Owen is 
also a graduate of the college, class of 1922. 

With pastor and people working together 
in the spirit of their Master there is great 
opportunity for the WilUamstown churc'h. 

May God richly bless and lead them. 

H. H. WOLFOED. 



GOSHEN, INDIANA 

After being four months on the way from 
Falls City to Goshen, we are finally here, and 
located. Our daughter's serious illness has 
been overcome, and she is now in school. Of 
course I had preceded wife and daughter, and 
have now had the advantage of three months' 
observation of this field. Our reception here 
was very .cordial. It seemed that they en- 
tered fully into our disappointments, incident 
to sickness and delay, and did many kind 
things to make our beginning as pleasant as 
it could be under the circumstances. 

We had anticipated with great pleasure 
our return to Northern Indiana. Having left 
here some eighteen years ago to enter Ash- 
land College we had not been privileged to re- 
turn except for a few^ days' visit with home 
folks occasionally. It is truly a great plea- 
sure to be able to take one's family and in 
a few minutes over paved roads be able to 
fellowship with father and mother. This priv- 
ilege is now ours, for we are just fourteen 
miles from the home folks. The fifteen yeiars 
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tant lands, so all the more we appreciate 
those blessings. 

It would be impossible to describe the 
Goshen churc'h. As has often been said 
through the columns of the Evangelist it is a 
work, that is not only large in itself, but also 
in the influence it wields in the community. 
It could not be otherwise with such a large 
group of Christian laymen to make sure suc- 
cess. I never worked in an atmosphere w'here 
the work is easier. They have responded 
graciously to our leiadership, and we are 
highly pleased with the spirit manifested. 
The great problem that confronts us is to 
hold our present status till we can provide 
a more adequate equipment in the way of a 
new c'hurch. We are crowded in everything 
we try to do, and cinnot take our rightful 
place in the community, till we build a larger 
chnrch. I am glad to say that sentiment is 
crystalizing along this line, and in the near 
future, definite steps will be taken to remedy 
this condition. I am sure that we are going 
to like our new work, and tliat we shall be 
used of God for his glory. 

H. F. STUlCKMAN. 



ings and urged all the young people to at- 
tend. The real profit of the social ought to 
be. evident in the increased attendance at the 
Sunday evening C. E. meetiags. 

We are arranging a program leading up to 
the Easter season, the most meaningful time 
of the whole year. What an opportunity for 
soul winning. Every member of the church 
oug'ht to tiy in these three months to win at 
least one soul to Christ. With Christ as our 
Abiding Savior and* with the Holy Spirit as 
our teacher and leiader and the one to em- 
power us we can do what seems to miEun alone 
as impossible. One thousand people ought to 
be converted, and added to the Brethren 
churches during these three months, ending at 
Easter. The goal would be overreached if 
every member of the church from coast to 
coast would obey the commission to "make 
disciples." Reader, will you let your Lord 
use you to win a soul? 

G. C. CARPENTER. 



HAGERSTOWN, MARYLAND 
"The Gateway to the South" 

Christmas was observed by the usuiai 
"White Gift" service and a special program 
by the children. A splendid pageant also 
was given by the Sisterhood of Mary and 
Martha under the leadership of their pat- 
roness, Mrs. M. B. Eidenour. 

On the evening of January 8th the church 
enjoyed the visit of the College Gospel Team 
with Herman Koontz as captain. They came 
over from Waynesboro for just one night. 
Their program was interesting and enthusias- 
tic and helpful throughout. Come again, 
good frineds. The Gospel Team work is a 
new and worthwhile phase of college train- 
ing. 

On the second Sunday of the new year a 
new "Church Workers' Library" was begun 
with thirty-one books, the best helps obtain- 
able pertaining to the work of the various 
departments of the church work. Other 
books will be aSded from time to time. The 
movement to provide the church with a li- 
brary had its inception with Walter S. Fahr- 
ney, over a year ago. We expect it to re- 
sult in more efficient laborers to do the 
Lord's work. 

At the same time a class of twenty-seven 
women was given special recognition, each of 
the number having read ten books in a three- 
year missionary reading course under the di- 
rection of the W. M. S. -nith Dr. Mary Laugh- 
lin as' the reading director. She has been 
appointed as the official Librarian in con- 
nection with the introduction of the new li- 
brary. The sermon for the "Libraiy Day" 
was on "The Blessing of Good Books.' ' 

Nearly one hundred young people were pres- 
ent at a "Leap Year Social" evening under 
the direction of the Christian Endeavor so- 
cial committee of which Miss Sadie Palmer 
is chairman. Edward Hutzell was the special 
director of this social. A jolly time for alt 
was the result. The President of the C. E. 
society. Miss Mildred Long, spoke at the 
close of the social of t'he splendid C. E. meet- 



























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Europe, Egypt and Palestine in company 
with Dr. and Mi's. Melvin Grove Kyle of 
Xenia, Ohio. Dr. Kyle is president of Xenia 
Seminary. 

Kent and Tay were reared in the Brethren 
chui'ch, Fifth street and Cherry avenue. They 
were graduated in the class of 1922 from 
Xenia Theological Seminary, St. Louis. It 
was for scholastic attainments in this school 
that Mr. Tay won the scholarship which en- 
titles him to this trip to Palestine for study 
and research work. Since graduation, Mr. 
Tay has been qrdained to the ministry by 
the Brethren church and is at present pastor 
of a congregation in La Verne, California. 
His church has given him six months ' leave 
of absence in order that he might take ad- 
vantage of this unusual opportunity. 

Mr. Kent, son of A. H. Kent of the Kent 
Realty company of this city, who is president 
of the Los Angeles County Christian Endeav- 
or Union, has been attending Ashland Col- 
lege at Ashland, Ohio, and was president of 
the senior dclass, vice president of the Y. M. 
C. A., editor of the college paper and quite 
prominent among all the student activities of 
the college. Upon his return he plans to com- 
plete the last half term of work which will 
entitle him to his diploma. 

Dr. Melvin Grove Kyle, president of Xenia 
Seminary, is one of the world's Biblical 
archaeologists, and has made many trips to 
Bible lands, undertaking extensive Explora- 
tions in Egypt! Palestine and Babylonia! The 
special research work planned for this trip is 
to search for the "Cities of the Plain," an- 
cient Sodom and Gomorrah. This expedition 
is being fostered by the "College of Oriental 
Research" located in Jerusalem, and is aided 
financially by the "Sunday School Times," 
of Wihich Dr. Kyle is ,archaeological editor. 
Mr. Tay and Mr. Kent will have some part 
in this expedition. 

The trip will cover at least six months' 
time and touch many points of interest. From 
New York they T\dll go to Plymouth, Eng- 
land. A week will be spent in London, with 
a possible side trip into Scotland. The party 
will travel through France and sail again 
from Marseilles, landing at Alexandria, 
Egypt. At least two weeks mil be spent 
along the Nile. Then they will travel by rail 
to .Jerusalem. The "College of Oriental Re- 
search ' ' there, in which Mr. Tay received his 
sc'holarship, will be headquarters during the 
months of travel through Palestine. After the 
trip to the "'Cities of the Plaiu" with the 
special research party, the two young men 
expect to hire a guide and start out alone to 
see all points of interest, covering all of Pal- 
estine. 

The return trip vnU include Damascus, 
Syria, Greece, Italy and many points of in- 
terest in southern Europe. — The Long Beach 
Press. 



HERBERT H. TAY, above 

and 

HOMER A. KENT 

LONG BEACH CHURCH WORKEIS TO 
SEARCH FOE ANCIENT CITIES 

Homer A. Kent and Herbert H. Tay, two 
Long Beach men, sailed yesterday from New 
York on the steamship America for a tour of 



PITTSBURGH NEWS 

The year catalouged 1923 in the annals of 
mundane history has come and gone — 365 
golden days replete with God-given privilege, 
and big with tremendous challenge. Our 
achievements, likewise our defeats, have crys- 
tallized into the molds of the irreparable 
past. Adieu, old year. We shall remember 



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JANUARY 23, 1924 



you with deep gratitude for the many happy 
and enriching experiences vouchsafed to us. 
We all learn by experience. Therefore, we 
are better at hindsight than we are at fore- 
sight. 

Eetrospeetively considered, let us ask what 
have been our failures? Well, sufEioei it to 
say, our failures would constitute a good- 
sized book, therefore, we refrain from the 
arduous task of tabulating them. What are 
our achievements? Although they be few, it 
is human to enlarge upon our successes. 

With the preliminaries out of the way, may 
we relate in a general way some of the thing-s 
that transpired in the Pittsburgh church. 

During the year of 1923 there has been ma- 
terial progress. The basement of the church 
has undergone a decided change, a change 
which bespeaks efficiency and beauty. The 
permanent sound-proof partition greatly fa- 
cilitates the work and makes possible a high- 
er degree of efficiency in the teaching pro- 
cess — the supreme work of the church. The 
newly painted walls, ceiling and floor and the 
neat rugs properly arranged, all conspire to 
iriake the basement of the church a place of 
beauty, attraction, and homelike. Another 
material achievement was the installment of 
a new furnace in the parsonage. With the 
coming of .this boon the inmates of the par- 
sonage oan give old man vyinter the laugh. 
Thanks, brethren. 

A similar word of praise is due all of the 
organizations of the church. This is some- 
what general however, time and space forbid 
a detailed account. We have not succeeded 
but ws are succeeding. We are planning 
under God to make the year 1924 a year of 
rising upward, a year of going forward. The 
officers of the various organizations have 
been chosen and duly elected. The splendid 
work of the outgoing officers shall be an in- 
spiration to their successors. 

The writer likes Pittsburgh very much. 
The church extended a unanimous call to the 
writer for another year. Also an increase in 
salary of $260.00. Since coming to this charge 
these good people have increased our salary 
$520.00, unsolicited. Thanks, brethren. We 
shall strive to do our best. The Pittsburgh 
church knows how to take care of both her 
current and benevolent expenses. 

Numerically — Here too, we note progress. 
Naturally, we have sustained some losses, but 
our gains have exceeded our losses. To be 
accurate, we have gained sixteen and lost 
four. An actual gain of twelve. 

We are glad to report that the Sunday 
school is very much alive, and is going for- 
ward under the efficient leadership of Miss 
Euby AVright and her faithful corps of offi- 
cers and teachers. 

The Sunday school staged a beautiful 
Christian pageant during the Christmas sea- 
son. A large crowd was present. Much 
praise is due those responsible for this im- 
pressive service. 

We had the inestimable privilege of assist- 
ing John Perry Horlacher and his loyal peo- 
ple in a brief meeting at Waynesboro, Penn- 
sylvania. We never worked with a better 
soldier than Perry. He had his forces organ- 
ized to the "Nth" degree. His people were 
back of the work heart and soul. Their ear- 
nest prayers and co-operation helped us great- 



ly in preaching the gospel. We have never 
found greater hospitality. We had our home 
with "Ma" and "Pa" Koontz. Words can- 
not express our appreciation for the Chris- 
tian kindness shown to us in this home where 
Christ sits enthroned. 

Time forbids mentioning all the splendid 
homes opened to us. When we sat down to 
those tables heavy ladened with the rich 
viands so skillfully prepared and so freely 
given, we had to think of the Scripture: "All 
things are ready, come to the feast." Suffice 
it to say, John atud I were ready. 

May God's richest blessings be with those 
dear people and progressive pastor. John 
Perry will report the meeting. 

May the Lord crown the efforts of the 
brotherhood with good success. 

H. L. LYNN, Pastor. 



LIST OF CHURCHES AND AMOUNTS RE- 
PORTED AS THANKSGIVnsra 

OFFERINGS 

Ohio District 

Ankenytown, $ 24.95 

Ashland, 215.36 

Bryan, 150.00 

Canton, 149.00 

Dayton, 819.15 

Pairview, Washington C. H., 41.71 

i'ostoria, 8.00 

Fremont, 25.78 

Gretna, 47.41 

West Homer, 8.50 

Middle Branch, 32.50 

New Lebanon, 62.00 

Pleasant Hill, 81.15 

Eittman, 8.90 

Salem, Clayton, O., 41.05 

Sterling & Smithville, ; 66.50 

West Alexandria, 33.41 

Pennsylvania 

Aleppo, $ 21.01 

Allentown, . . ., 94.20 

Altooha, 95.00 

Berlin, 160.84 

Brush Valley, 54.00 

Johnstown, 3rd Ch., 18.85 

Jones Mills 2.41 

Kittanning, 66.00 

Listie, 35.00 

Martinsburg, 96.39 

Masontown, 75.00 

Meyersdale, 56.50 

Mt. Pleasant, 25.25 

Philadelphia, 3rd Ch., 141.00 

Sergeantsville, Pa., 22.00 

Uniontown, 125.00 

Baystown, 8.56 

Sugar Grove, 3.36 

Quiet Dell, 5.63 

Waynesboro, 150.25 

Highland, 30.00 

New Enterprise, 18.00 

Yellow Creek, 19.00 

Mid-West 

Bethel, Mulvane, Kansas, $ 15.57 

Bethany, Hamlin, Kansas, 140.85 

Carleton, Nebraska, 52.45 

Falls City, Nebraska, 90.00 

Morrill, Kansas, 100.00 

McLouth, Kansas, 20.00 

Portis, Kansas, 48.00 



Indiana 

Ardmore, $ 22.10 

Bethel, Berne, 177.00 

BurHngton, 25.00 

Clay City, 66.80 

College Corner, 21.58 

CampbeU, Mich., 55.10 

Denver, 32.10 

Elkhart, 200.00 

Flora, 127.96 

Ft. Wayne, , 12.50 

Gravelton, 13.10 

Huntington, 41.10 

Loree, , 54.30 

Mexico, 52.32 

New Highland, 6.65 

New Enterprise, 54.30, 

North Liberty, 28.35 

Nappanee (partial), 55.00 

North Manchester, 222.00 

Now Paris, 55.00 

OakviUe, 92.00 

Eoann, 118.69 

Sidney, 100.00 

Tiosa, 18.36 

Teegarden, 9.40 

Eoanoke, 13.15 

• lUiokota 

Carleton, Garwin, Iowa, $ 76.79 

Cerro Gordo, Illinois, 18.70 

Dallas Center, Iowa, 80.00 

Milledgeville, Illinois, 100.00 

Pleasant Grove, Iowa, 32.00 

Waterloo, Iowa, 106.70 

Lanark, 111., 29.35 

Hudson, Iowa, 34.50 

Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia 

Hagerstown, Md., $261.00 

Bethlehem, V,a., 50.00 

Buena Vista, Va., 6.40 

St. Luke, Va., 6.25 

Gatewood, 9.58 

Linwood, Md., 10.00 

Oak Hill, W. Va., 54.87 

Trinity, Va., 5.60 

Washington, D. C, 92.57 

St. James, Md., 37.25 

Northern Calfomia 

Turlook, '. $ 66.72 

Southern California 

Compton Aye., $286.25 

La Verne,' 92.25 

Offarings Received. Since January 1 

Canton, O., $ 149.00 

Phila, Pa., 1st Ch., 265.00 

Goshen, Ind., 449.29 

Calvary, N. J., 44.10 

Maurertown, Va., S. S., 43.75 

Gratis, O., 32.09 

Warsaw, Ind., . ; 65.00 

Cdlumbusi, O., 20.05 

Des Moines, Iowa, 11.46 

Mt. Olive, Va., 17.67 

Limestone, Tenn., 25.35 

Pittsburgh, Pa., 75.00 

Muncie, Ind., 70.00 

Fillmore, Calif., 26.68 

Eoann, Ind., 10.25 

NOTE — NeLxt report will show the individ- 
ual amounts over $5.00 for all churches that 
sent their offerings after January 1st. 

WM. A. GEAEHAET. 



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Grant Street, 

Ashland, Ohio 



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1924 



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The New Brethren Church, Rittman, Ohio 



THE NEW CHURCH 

Bg W. G. Thurston in the Methodist Protestant 



In a peaceful gTOvs where the friendly trees 

Cling fast to the ancient sod, 
They have reared for their children's children 

A church to the living- God. 

A Temple of love and of service, 

That do-ivn thru the changing years • 

Will gladden the hearts of his people 

When burdened with trouble and tears. 



Into its walls of mortar and stone 

Are woven their hopes and their prayers; 
While sacrifice, love and unfalt©rin,g faith 

Were built in its turrets and stairs. 

Only a season and the builders will pass 
To a lajid that's beyond mortal ken; 

But the church they have built will forever endure 
In the hearts of the children of men. 



In the shadow of the trees they builded a church, 
Deep rooted in the womb of the sod ; 

And its doors swinging wide are open to all 
Who would kneel for the worship of God. 



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TABLE OF CONTENTS 



(I) Faith— Editor, 

G. L. Anspach 



The Great Divine Triangle- 
Editorial Eeview, 

Co-operation Between Minister and Layman- 

A Friendly Word — Samuel Kiehl, 

What Saves Men from thair Sins? — ^G. W. Bench, . . . 

The Prohibition Situation, 

Evangelism the Life of the Church — ^J. A. Mclnturff, 

The World-Wide Invitation— P. S. Yett, 

Family Worship — H. M. Oberholtzer, 



2 Editor's Notes on the Sunday School Lesson, 10 

3 White Gifts— I. D. Blotter, 10 

4 Peas in the C. E. Pod^C. W. Abbott, . . .'. 11 

5 Junior Notes — Lois Frazier, Il 

6 News from Africa — Dr. Grabble, 12 

7 Churches Protect Immigrants — Frederick Lynch, 12 

7 News from the Field, 13-15 

S The Tie That Binds, 15 

9 In the Shadow, 13 



EDITORIAL 



The Great Divine Triangle— (I) Faith 



WHAT FAITH IS 

Faith is the fundamental element in all religion, and in Chris- 
tianity it stands as the base of the gi'eat divine triangle of ' ' f ai!th, 
hope and love. ' ' We must start with faith when we set out to find 
God. At the very outset Jesus required faith of those who sought 
any grace at his hands. He never bestowed any relief, or healing, 
or comfort without the would-be recipient had faith in his ability. 
And today that faith is just as essential as in the days of our Lord's 
flesh. Charles E. Jefferson says, ' ' Faith is a matter of cardinal im- 
portance to anybody who would be a Christian." 

"Faith is the assurance of (giving substance to) things hoped 
for." According to Locke, it is the reception of a thing as true, 
while yet it has not been so proved. Faith is making certainty of 
that which cannot be seen and possessing as actual and real what 
otherwise would appear vague and indefinite because of its distance. 
Faith is seeing what is not yet visible and depending on that which 
has never been demonstrated. It is the thing that caused Columbus 
to venture out to sea until he had discovered a new world, that 
caused Marconi to invent the wireless telegraph, the Wilght brothers 
the aeroplane, the farmer to sow his seed and the mother to rear 
her child. It is the basis of business and all social relationships. 

Faith is lifting the eyes of the mind on the risen Lord. It is 
seeing him who is invisible. It is a fi&ng of the tjioug'hts in con- 
templation on the Lord until he becomes really present. "The vital 
thing in all vital faith," says Dr. J. H. Jowett, "is a mental 
inclination — a certain poise or attitude of mind. ' ' 

"My faith looks up to thee 
Thou lamb of Calvary." 

It is a look, not a passing glance. It is exercising, fixing the thought 
of the mind on God until in everything the mind turns to him for 
guidance and will. 

"Faith is an absolute reliance upon the honor of God." There 
wiU be no "scraps of paper," no treaty violated, no broken coven- 
ants, no betrayals, no faithlessness on the part of God, ' ' Who hiath 
promised," saith" the Word, "he also will do." Faith rests upon 
God's promises. It puts absolute reliance in his word. 

Faith, if it is vital, is a steady onward obedience to the dictates 
of God's will. It risks his plan for life. It ventures upon the road 
of his servi'Ce. It acts according to that which is well pleasing unto 
God. It obeys his voice. That is the final evidence of true faith. 



What Faith Does 

Faith holds the social world together in all its various relation- 
ships. Man has many relationships. If men were to lose confidence 
in one another, these ■.■elations would be broken up. If a business 
man were to lose faith in his fellows in business his business rela- 
tions would be interrupted. There could be no commercial world 
■vvithout merchants having faith in their fellow-merchants. If the 
husband should lose faith in the wife or the wife should lose faith 
in the husband the home relations would be severed. Let neighbor 
lose confidence in neighbor and friend in friend and a condition or 
chaos and anarchy will result. Faith is the staying power of the 
social world and without it society in all its manifold relations 
would fall to pieces. 

Faith makes intellectual advancement possible. Our education 
is built up largely on faith in propositions which others have set 
forth and demonstrated. There is very little knowledge that we 
ourselves have discovered, and there are very few propositions widely 
accepted as true that we have taken the time to demonstrate. Stu- 
dent and untutored alike accept them on faith, if they accept them 
at all. If we were denied all truth except that which we ourselves 
could prove, our learning would be meagre indeed. If we should 
refuse to accept a theory until we ourselves could demonstrate it, 
our knowledge and conduct would be most primitive and simple. But 
we have faith in boolts and in teachers; we accept the results of 
others' experiments and demonstrations. And this faith enables us 
to make rapid intellectual advancement. ' 

Faith enlarges our appreciation of the universe. We cannot 
travel to the sun and measure its greatness, or speed away on the 
wings of the night to explore the stany depths of the heavens. How 
can we talk so understandingly of the millions of constellations and 
stand in such admiring awe of the wonder and glory of God's uni- 
verse? It is because of our faith in the teachings of those who 
have made the heavens their study and have seen by the telescope 
the mighty orbs of space as they cannot be seen by the naked eye. 
If we should lose faith in the astronomer, the universe would shrink 
and shrivel up to hosts of glittering specks of no greater magnitude 
than they appear to be. 

Faith gives us a tme life ideal in Christ Jesus. He becomes the 
ideal for all human beings to be adored and imitated. ' ' We are be- 
come partakers of Christ, if we hold fast the beginning of our con- 
fidence firm unto the end." When a person knows Christ spiritually, 



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personally, his love leads Ms wliole complex life after him. He 
becomes a true follower. Eveiy dormant capacity for nobleness 
awakes. Every worthy soul has his ideal, whose beauty he sees and 
covets for himself. How blessed is he who by faith makes Christ 
his ideal and follows him to the heights of Christian attainment until 
he approaches "the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ"! 

Faith takes away the shackles of sin. If it only gave us an ideal 
and did not "deliver us from the body of this death," as Paul 
expresses it, the ideal would only incre,ase our misery. We would 
despair if we did not by faith find Christ a Savior from sin. He 
forgives «vei-y past sin and makes it possible to begin again with a 
new record. And when he has removed every liandieap, he gives us 
strength to excel in spite of our weaknesses. But Christ can do 
nothing for the soul who has no faith, for he who has no faith will 
not take the necessary steps to receive the blessing of Christ; he 
will not come to the fountain for cleansing, nor to the great Physi- 
cian for healing. Without faith there is no emancipation from slu. 

Faith makes Christ present in our Uves at all times. It accepts 
the words of the Master when he said, "I am with you alway. " 
That presence gives us life, for "He that hath the Son hath life." 
That life, that consciousness of Christ's presence, makes possible a 
wonderfully victorious life. What a wonderfully victorious life we 
might live if we but made use of the strength that worketh in and 
through us! "I can do all things through Chi'ist who strengtheneth 
me." 

Faith assures the soul of future bUss. Heaven becomes as real 
and as certain as anything in this life. The longings of the heart 
can find no assurance outside of the word of God. In nature he 
finds some encouraging signs but no convincing proof. Faith in the 
person and work of Christ alone can give the assurance — an assur- 
ance which enables a man to say with no question of mind, "There 
is laid up for me a crown of life. " It enables us to lay hold of 
Christ 's promise when he said, ' ' He that believeth in me though he 
were dead yet shall he live and he that Uveth and believeth in me 
shall never die." Immortality is a certainty only to him who be- 
lieveth. 

How wonderful and how vital is faith! Every door thi-ough 
which our lives might hope to pass must be approached by way of 
faith. Nothing is inaccessible to him who has faith. Faith unites 
God and man and that union brings to man's aid the resources of 
the Infinite before whom all things bow in reverence and submls- 



EDITORIAL REVIEW 



February 24 is the time for taking offerings for Superannuated 
Ministers and the Brethren Home. Beg'in to plan and pray about it. 

A further installment of Brother Gearhart 's Home Mission report 
is to be found in this issue. If your offering is not in his hands 
yet, it would be well to attend to the matter promptly. 

If every Christian would give unto the Lord a tenth of all he 
earns and then steadfastly endeavor to earn all he is capable of 
earning, neither men nor the church would suffer any want. 

When talking about the omnipotence of God, just remember 

that God's power is limited by the prerogatives of human will, and 

that it is possible for you and for me to set our wills against God's 

will, so that his purposes for us and his power will become ineffective 

"in our lives. 

Brother Teeter, the business manager, says some encouraging 
reports are coming in relative to the Publication Day offering. Cer- 
tain individuals have sent in some very generous gifts to apply on 
the building debt. We are anticipating encouraging offerings from 
the churches as soon as they have time to report. 

A good news letter from Brother E, M. Eiddle pastor at Bryau, 
Ohio, informs us that the church is in splendid shape iiaancially and 
spiritually. He sipeaks with appreciation of the work of Brother 
Bame, who recently led in an evangelistic campaign, concerning 
which we have previously commented upon. We are glad to leiarn 
that Brother Riddle has come through the sm,aUipox siege in good 
shape. 



He who knows the saving grace of Christ as a present ana 
glorious reality cannot doubt that he is God„ nor will he entertain 
any thought of mind or attitude of heart unworthy of his blessed 
Person. 

MEMBERS OF THE INDIANA DISTRICT! Your attention is 
called to the fact that your state mission apportionments are behind 
and that your mission pastors are going iinpai. and your district 
officers are worrying about how they are going to meet their obliga- 
toins. Read Brother O. A. Stewart's notice in this issue. Indiana 
'uas generally maintained a good record. We should be sorry to see 
you lose it now. 

Brother Freeman Ankrum tells of progress in his work at the 
Oak Hill pastorate in West Virginia. The outlook seems encourag- 
ing in all throe congregations of his charge, and in all he is receiv- 
ing the most hearty co-operation. The pastor is enjoying a beauti- 
ful, modern, new parsonage. This will mean much not only to the 
pastor's convenience but to the future stability of the work. 

The report from Milford, Indiana, indicated that the work Is 
progressing under the leadership of Brother J. W. Brower. The ehurcH 
building has been remodelled and made more adequate for Sunaay 
school piu'poses and the entire cost has been taken care of. A dea- 
icatory service was held on which occasion, Brother B. T. Bumworth, 
a former pastor, was the principal speaker. Other neighboring pas- 
tors were present. 

We print on first page a vew of the neat little chapel built by 
the aggressive and sacrificing Brethren at Rittman, Ohio. Brother 
O. C. Starn is the efficient pastor and has the confidence of the peo- 
ple. Among the faithful laymen is Prof. E. G. Mason, who makes 
the report, and who will be remembered as a former secretaiy of 
General Conference. The Rittman church is one of our very promis- 
ing and progressive mission points of Ohio. We are gTatified atjthe 
growth realized here and at the prospect of the field. 

We have recently received a number of words of appreciation 
of the attention given to Christian Endeavor, both Junior and 
Senior, in T!he Evangelist and The Angelua. Brother Dyoll Belote, 
pastor at Uniontown, Pennsylvania, and a loyal Christian Endeavor 
veteran writes that he is pleased with the treatment of the lesson 
helps written by Prof. C. L. Anspach and Brother W. W. MiUer, a 
C. E. worker of Portis, Kansas, writes, ' ' I am not acquainted with 
Lois Frazier, writer of Junior C. E. Helps, or with C. L. Anspach, 
but their work is mighty fine." We are greatly encouraged that the 
work of our faithful helpers is being so much appreciated and that 
there are those who are so kind as to tell us so. 

In connection with another White Gift report in this issue we 
are pleased to note the increased interest manifested in the Breth- 
ren Educator which has become the official organ of the National 
Sunday School Association as well as continuing valuable and im- 
proved lesson helps for teachers. We are informed that with the 
first quarter of the new year ten schools, not using the Eaucator tut* 
previous three months are now on the subscription list, and that an 
equal number increased their order. Brother Lyon, the Sunday 
school editor, and Dr. MiUer, special contributor, supply the material 
for the lesson department. Officers of the National Association are 
responsible for other subject matter peitaining to the various de- 
paJtmental activities. We bespeak for the Educator the support 
which it merits as an integral part of our own literature. 

Tuesday's suggestions for Family Worship was inadvertently 
omitted by the writer and we are herewith supplying a suggestion. 
Brother Oberholtzer has done a most valued service in this series 
of devotional suggestions and we hope many reader? liave begun to 
make daily use of them. Brother M. A. Witter will supply the next 
series. Following is Tuesday's suggestion: 

Tuesdjfty. Joton 12:26^32— "And I, if I be Hfted up from the 
earth will draw all men unto me. ' ' Jesus is drawing men and 
natons unto himself. He has become the center of the thoughts of 
the civilized world and is steadily winning the affections of men. It 
is our duty and privilege to exalt him in word and life so that men 
may see and desire him. 

Pray that we may know the secret of the attractive power of 
Christ. 



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GENE RAL AR TICLES 

Cooperation Between Minister and Layman 

By Prof. C. L. Anspach 

(Address at the Ohio Conference, held at Ashland, October 17 to 19, 1923. Published Serially. Part I) 



In the book of Exodus ] 7th chapter and 12th verse you 
will find these word's, "And the hands of Moses became 
heavy, and they placed a stone under him and he sat there- 
on, and Aaron and Hur stayed up Ms hands, the one on the 
one side and the other on the other side, and his hands were 
steady until the going down of the sun." This is a picture 
of Moses standing upon a hill top \-iewing the battle be- 
tween Israel and Amalek. It was the promise of God that 
as long as Moses held the Rod of God in his hand and held 
it up that Israel should prevail. Moses followed the instruc- 
tions of God but through the course of the day he became 
• tired and his hands began to drop. With the dropping of 
the Rod lof God Amalek began to gain. So Moses called 
upon Aaron and Hur to stay his hands. We now see three 
men standing, looking down upon the scene of battle. But 
no, longer was there any doubt of 
the outcome of that straggle for 
the hands of Moses were steady 
until the going dovm of the sun. 

This picture typifies iii my opin- 
ion the modern minister. He, like 
Mos'8s, is standing upon the hill 
top looking down upon the battle 
between the forces of righteousness 
and the forces of the evil one. He 
too, is holding the Rod of God in 
his hand, and like Moses when the 
rod is held upright Ms church is 
successful but when it starts to de- 
cline the forces of the evil one be- 
gin to prevail. Like Moses of old 
the modern minister is attempting 
to fight the battle alone and is suc- 
cessful until his endurance begins 
to decline and then he must ask 
for assistance. 

This picture of Moses and his 
helpers typifies the attitude that 
should exist between the mmister 
and Ms congregation. Moses with 
his right hand extended that day 
'.as bearing up the burdens of Is- 
rael. That picture of Moses is an- 
alogous to the modern minister 
Avho is standing with outstretched 
hands attempting to hold up the 
Ijurdens of the church. He is able 
to do this for a time but finally he 
will reach the point when Ms phys- 
ical endiu-ance can no longer stand 

the strain of Ms responsibility. It is little wonder that the 
minister's hands should become weary and start to drop 
when you view him with hands outstretched bearing the 
church activities, or responsibility for all church activities, 
upon one hand and upon the other full responsibility for 
extra-churcih activities. This brings me to the point in my 
illustration, Waat the church laymen after the example of 
Aaron and' Hur^ should bear up the hands of the minister 
and like Moses *)f old his hands Avill then be stayed until 
the going down of the sun. Now if I were to give a name 
to the picture of Moses with Aaron upon one side and Hur 
upon the other, bearing up his hands, I would name it 
Co-operation. In that picture I see the only combination 
that can or will cause the church of Jesus Christ to become 
victorious upon the earth. This combination of minister 



i 



^beuifaitbtul ipreacbev 

He licld the lamp of truth that day 
So low that none could miss the way; 

And yet so high to bring in sight 

The picture fair — the world's great Light; 

That gazing up, the lamp between. 

The hand that held it scarce was seen. 

lie held the pitcher stooping low. 

To lips of little ones below; 
Then raised it to the weary saint. 

And bad him drink when sick and faint. 
They drank — the pitcher thus between — 

The liand that held it scarce was seen. 

He blew the trumpet soft and clear 
That trembling sinners need not fear: 

And then with louder notes and bold. 
To raze the walls of Satan 's hold — 

The trumpet coming thus between — 
The hand that held it scarce was seen. 

But when the Captain says, "Well done! 

Thou good and faithful servant; come 
I>ay down the pitcher and the lamp, 

Lay down the trumpet, leave the camp!" 
The weary hands will then be seen 

Clasped in the King's — with naught be- 
tween ! — Anonymous. 



and laymen is the topic for my discussion now. 

What is co-operation? I remember of seing a cartoon 
some time ago and the picture, as I remember it, was some- 
thing like tMs: In the first picture two dogs were shown, 
tied with a rope of about one foot, that is, the dogs were 
tied to each end of the rope. The dogs were standing be- 
tween two plates of bones wMch were presumably about 
three feet apart. In the second picture the dogs were fight- 
ing between the^ two plates because they could not reach 
either plate due to the opposition wMch each dog was put- 
ting up. The third picture showed the dogs in the center 
of the scene, one puUuig toward his plate of bones and the 
other pulling tOAvard the other plate, each checking the 
progress of the other. In the next picture the dogs were in 
the center of the picture as before, except they had their 

heads together in consultation. 
The last cartoon showed them 
going together to one plate and 
eating the bones and then going to 
the other plate and finishing them. 
Underneath the cartoon was this 
word "Co-operation." That sim- 
ple series of cartoons defines the 
term better than any formal defin- 
ition. 

These two illustrations will con- 
vey the sentiment of this short 
talk of mine, on Co-operation be- 
N^een Minister and Layman. It is 
nothing more than the working of 
the two forces together toward 
the aecomplisliment of a common 
goal or purpose, which should be 
the extension of the Kingdom of 
God. 

Now we are confronted with the 
problem of what the layman can 
do to aid the mimster and what 
the mimster can do to aid the lay- 
man in order that they may build 
up a harmonious umty. 

In the first place, the layman can 
help the pastor of any congrega- 
tion by assisting him in his visita- 
tion. It seems to be a popular fal- 
lacy of the church to expect that 
since the minister has been hired 
by the congregation that he there- 
fore assumes all the responsibility 
of visiting the members and keep- 
ing them sweet. While visitation is a part of the minister's 
work and wlrile it is to be expected that he vidll spend a 
large part of time in such activity, yet it is also to be ex- 
pected that the members of the congregation will visit 
among themselves and help in the building of that spirit of 
unity which can only result through visitation. The reason 
why some congregations are stranger than others is because 
there is a feeling of friendship and kindly interest among 
the members of that church. It is a human trail to feel in- 
terested ill people that are interested in you. Human 
thought deals largely ia the personal. There is notMng 
which will hold the interest of a person more than curiosity 
about some other individual. The fact that our newspapers 
deal so much in scandal and give such wide publicity to 
divorce cases etc., is because people in general are inter- 



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ested in the personal element. If you will refer to your own 
experience you will agree that the individual with Avhom 
you are friendly or with whom you wish to form a friend- 
ship is the individual who has at some time shown an in- 
terest in you and the things you were doing. The individ- 
ual against whom you have some feeling of resentment is 
the individual who in your opinion has shown no interest 
in the work you were doing or who ignored you and your 
work. Now the reason you feel favorable toward a certain 
individual is because you have engaged in a process of vis- 
ualization, that is, you have pictured in your own mind 
what you think you are and then you have pictured what 
you think the other person tMnks of you and drawTi your 
conclusions. If the picture wMch you have built up as the 
opinion of the other, corresponds or does not depreciate 
your own opinion of yourself, you have a feeling of satisfac- 
tion and feel friendly toward the other person; if however 
the image of yourself which you feel is held by the other 
individ'ual depreciates your image of yourself you have a 
feeling of resentment. Now if this process of reasoning 
takes place in your mind, it also takes place in the minds of 
members of your congregation. If this last conclusion is 
true then the logical course to follow is a full program of 
visitation. Here is what happens when the various mem- 
bers of the church start to call upon the other members of 
the church. When Mr. Smith calls upon Mr. Jones, Mr. 
Jones immediately feels that Mr. Smith is interested in him. 
If Mr. Smith was calling in the interest of the church Mr. 
Jones extends Ms feeling of friendliness and includes the 
entire church. You will realize that this is true when you 



reflect upon your own experiences. There may have been 
some individual in your neighborhood toward whom you 
have had a slight feelmg of resentment, but after they called 
upon you in your home, you have said to your wife, ' ' Well, 
Mr. So and so is a pretty nice fellow." 

Now the point to this discussion is to point out that if 
a feeling of general friendliness and love is to be built up 
in your congregation there must be more than one person 
working on the job. Your minister can call upon a goodly 
number of people in a year but he is only responsible for 
the holding of the rod of visitation in his hand; it is your 
responsibility to stay his arm like Aaron stayed the arm of 
Moses. 

Our second point of co-operation is in the foraiing of 
men's clubs. The greatest defect of our church work in 
years gone by has been that we have expected and left thf 
major portion of the church work to be accomplished by thv 
women. We have not called into active seiwicc the men o' 
the church. We have expected and have received little ir 
return from the men. There is no reason however for thi: 
attitude. If yau remember, the disciples of Jesus were men. 
And now as in the days of Jesus there is a challenge in the 
church for strong men as well as strong women. I am not 
discounting the work of the women in the church, for we 
all know that they have always been faithful when many of 
the men have been denying Simon Peters. But the point I 
want to make is that our appeal is not being put up to the 
men of the church as it should be. 

Ashland, Ohio. 

(To be continued) 



A Friendly Word to Our Beloved Fraternity, The Brethren Church, 

and The Church of The Brethren 

By Samuel Kiehl 



"With charity for all and malice toward none," this 
statement is given concerning two branches of the church 
originally known as Brethren (Matt. 23 :8) ; viz., the Breth- 
ren church, and the Church of the Brethren. The mem- 
bership of the former in 1922 was approximately 20,000, of 
the latter 100,000. In doctrine and discipline they arc one. 
Efforts along friendly lines have been made by some of the 
leading official members of both branches for a reiuiion ; 
but as yet, of no avail. The faithful, however, in both 
branches, have a lively hope for such a consummation, when 
the love of God shed abroad in the heart by the Holy 
Ghost, shall have full control of every member in botli 
branches (Rom'. 5:5). 

Let us assume that sixty per cent of the Brethren 
church, 12,000, and of the Church of the Brethren, 60,000, 
ana willing to become one body, havmg the New Testament 
as their only creed. They love each other as brethren, and 
are anxious to work together in loving service for the Mas- 
ter. God is surely dwelling in them, for the "word" says, 
If we love one another, God dwelleth in us (1 John 4:12). 
Again, assume that 30 percent of the Brethren church, 
6,000, and of the Church of the Brethren, 30,000 are indif- 
ferent concerning a reunion ; are apparently unwilling to 
recognize each other in a friendly way, manifesting no 
brotherly love for one another. Concerning such the 
"word" says, He that loveth not his brother abideth in 
death (1 John 3:14). Finally, assume that 10 per cent of 
the Brethren church, 2,000, and of the Church of the 
Brethren, 10,000 are absolutely opposed to a reunion. Love 
for the brethren, outside of fheir o^vn. circle is to them an 
unknown quantity. Shall it be said that they are "hateful 
and hating" (Titus 3:3)? The sixty per cent of both 
branches, that are true to the "word," and are sedulously 
laboring and' praying for that loving union for which Jesus 
prayed when he said, "That they all may be one; as thou, 



Father, art in mie, and I in thee, that they also may be one 
in us" (John 17:21). 

The Brethren church and the Church of the Brethren, 
in faith, and love for each other, should be one; as the 
Father and the Son are one. Hatred is the opposite of love. 
When love for the brother is gone, hatred has control; and 
the "word" says, "Whosoever hateth his brother is a mur- 
derer, and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abid- 
ing in him" (1 John 3:15). The "word" also says, "If a 
man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar" 
(1 John 4:20), and "all liars shall have their part in the 
lake which bunieth with fire and brimstone" (Rev. 21:8). 
These are warning words to any in 'either branch who may 
pretend to be what they are not. It is possible, even for 
church members, to appear righteous outwardly unto men, 
while hypocrisy and iniquity are hid within (Matt. 23:28). 
He (in either branch), that loveth not his brother whom no 
hath seen (whether the brother be a member of the Breth- 
ren church, or of the Church of the Brethren), how can he 
love God whom he hath not seen" (1 Jolui 4:20)? "You 
can fool all of the people some of the time and some of the 
people all of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people 
all the time," and God our heavenly Fatih'Sr NEVER. 

To those in either branch apparently opposing a reiui- 
ion, possibly, because of an inner selfish thought (I am more 
holy than thou), the "word" says. Why dost thou judge 
thy brother, or why dost thou set at naught thy brother? 
for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. 
Every one of us (whether officially high in the pulpit, or 
humbly low in the pew), shall give account of liimself to 
God (Rom. 14:10, 12). (Amos 4:12) gives timely warning 
to all, "Prepare to meet thy God." 

Conclusion — To the sixty per cent of both branches, 
lia^dng the spirit of God dwelling in them, manifested by 
their love for each other, the "word" says, "Be thou faith- 



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ful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life" (Rev. 
2:10). To the thirty per cent of both branches that are so 
indifferent, apparently asleep or dead concerning reunion, 
the "word" says, "Awabe, thou that sleepest, and arise 
from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light" (Eph. 5: 
14) . Light, that will enable you to see that it is your hap- 
py privilege to love God with all your heart, and your 
neighbor as yourself; be the neighbor a member of the 
Brethren church, or of the Church of the Brethren. To the 
ten per cent of both branches, apparently bitterly opposing 
a reunion, the "word" says, "Let all bitterness, and 
■wrath, and anger, and clamor, and evil speaking, be put 
away from you, with all malice ; and be ye kind one to an- 
other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God 



for Christ's sake hath forgiven you" (Eph. 4:31, 32). By 
so doing you will show to the world, and to each other, that 
the spirit of God is indeed d^velling in you; that ye are 
spiritual men and women (Gal. 6:1) ; sons and daughters of 
the Lord Almighty (2 Cor. 6:18) ; whether therefore ye be 
members of the Brethren church, or of the Church of the 
Brethren, ye are all one in Christ Jesus (Gal. 3:28) ; loviug 
one another with a pure heart fervently (1 Peter 1:22). Be- 
ing thus united, no earthly power "shall be able to separate 
us from the lova of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord," 
or, from our love for each other. Be it so. We ask in 
Jesus' name. 

Dayton, Ohio. 



What Saves Men from Their Sins 

By G. W. Rench, D.D. 



This gospel which is the power of God unto salvation, 
is set forth by Paul (1 Cor. 15) thus: "Moreover, brethren, 
I declare mito you the gospel which I preached unto you, 
which also ye have received, and Avhereiu ye stand; By 
which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I 
preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I 
delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, 
how that Christ died for our sins according to the scrip- 
tures ; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the 
third day according to the scriptures." 

There are two great ideas set forth here in this author- 
itative passage. The first, is the power of the gospel — 
what it does for men. The second, is the essential constitu- 
ents of that gospel. Neither of these ideas could be ex- 
pressed more clearly. Paul does not expect men to miss his 
meaning except from out of a perverse heart. Speaking of 
those who would pervert the gospel of Christ, he says, ' ' But 
though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gos- 
pel unto you than we have preached unto you, let liim be 
accursed" (Gal. 1:8). I tell you, a twinkle of the eye and 
a nod of tlie head, can not get rid of language like that. I 
have constantly kept that language before me since the day 
I was ordained to the ministry (more than 36 years ago) 
until this present day. Of all the ungodly things in this mi- 
godly Avorld practiced by ungodly men, this playing fast 
and loose with Almighty God's only revelation to sinful 
men, is about the worst. Oh, the judgment day ! 

Let us look at these eternal things Paul has revealed 
through the Holy Spirit to men and women responsible be- 
fore God. And there are some good people so superior in 
mental 'endowment that they can not study three sentences 
in English without almost saying aloud, "I wonder if that 
is said in the best possible form?" Holy Writ is no excep- 
tion to their exquisite makeup. To satisfy such let souio 
one else say it other than the King James translators. Mof- 
fatt, say it for us. All right: "Now, brothers, I would have 
you know the gospel I once preached to you, the gospel you 
received, the gospel in which you have your footing, the 
gospel by which you are saved — provided you adhere to my 
statement of it — unless indeed your faith was all haphazara. 
First and foremost, I passed on to you what I had myself 
received, namely, that Christ died for our sins as the scrip- 
tures had said, that he was buried, that he rose on the third 
day as the scriptures had said." All right, Moffat, now 
quote Paul in Galatians 1 :8. "Now even though it were 
myself or some angel from heaven, whoever preaches a gos- 
pel that contradicts the gospel I preached to you, God's 
curse be on him!" And as sure as you live, somebody had 
better be informed, and somebody had better be careful 
what he calls the gospel ! 

In studying this vital text, why not pause awhile with 
such expressions as, "I would have you know the gospel." 
Then there is that clause, "which I preached unto you." 
Then, "the gospel wherein ye stand," or, "in which you 
have your footing." "By which also ye are saved," and so 



on through. What a series of sermons could be developed 
here — all related, and vital to the salvation of men. 

He reminds these Corinthians of the gospel he had 
preached unto them. Yes, we know a little of the fruits of 
that preaching, from aia allusion in Acts 18:18, "And Cris- 
pus, the chief ruler of the synagogue, believed on the Lord 
with all his house; and many of the Corinthians hearing, 
believed, and were baptized. " And I hear some of my good- 
natured critics saying, "I thought you would get baptism in 
before you went very far." Oh, no, the trouble is not that 
I get the rite of baptism in, for it is already in the passage ; 
the trouble is with you who leave it out. I am talking about 
the gospel which Paul preached, and by which he said the 
Corinthians were saved. In the gospel Paul preached there 
was the logical unfolding of God's great plan: the preach- 
ing of it led to belief, or faith, and that faith led to their 
obedience in baptism, the orderly presentation set forth in 
the great commission of our Lord. I am still happy in pre- 
senting the gospel according to the commission of our Lord, 
as intei-preted by the conversion of Paul, and wondrously 
preached by him. Has he not said, "So then faith cometh 
by hearing, and hearing by the Avord of God" (Rom. 10: 
17) 1 But more about this item later. 

Then, note that the gospel as outlined by Paul in this 
passage is embodied in three great facts: First, that Christ 
died for our sins according to the scriptures ' ' ; second, that 
"he was buried"; third, that he rose again the third day 
according to the scriptures." There would be no gospel 
without these facts. No gospel was preached until these 
outstanding events, once prophecy, had been made 
facts. There coidd be no salvation without the shedding of 
blood — and the blood of him who was set apart as the pro- 
pitiation for our sins; and there could have been no proof 
that he was "the Christ, the Son of the living God" with- 
out his resurrection. The gospel is the power of God unto 
salvation; not faith, not repentance, not baptism, not hope, 
not love. Yes, Jesus saves, but the action which saves is 
set forth in these facts, the death, burial, and resurrection 
of Jesus. Paul is getting ready to say, "And if Christ be 
not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is vain 
also." * * * "And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; 
ye are yet in your sins" (1 Cor. 15:17). How many sup- 
pose their salvation is secured not by what they believe, but 
by the fact that they do believe. But in this 18th verse the 
awful fact is disclosed that the men who had died in the 
belief that Christ had risen from the dead, "ARE PER- 
ISHED" unless that resurrection was a fact! Probably 
thousands of misguided souls are substituting, a "saving 
faith" for a saving gospel, and find proof of their pardon in 
their feelings rather than in the clear declaration of God's 
word. It is about time we were attaching some importance 
to WHAT WE BELIE^rE, instead of the fact that we do 
believe — ^believe something, "And if I am sincere, I will be 
all right." Paul told those Corinthians that dying in the 



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belief of a resurrection would not avail unless their belief 
rested upon a solid fact of the gospel. "But we are bound 
to give thanks always to God for you, Ijrethren, beloved of 
the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you 
to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief 
of the truth : Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the 



obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ" (2 Thes. 
2:13, 14). "Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel 
to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall 
be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned" (Mark 
16:15,16). 

(To be continued) 



The Prohibition Situation 

Presented as Both Encouraging and Challenging 



High lights in the convention of the Aiiti-Saloon League 
of America at Washington, D. C, from January 9th to 16th 
inclusive, marking the 30th anniversary of the League and 
the 5th anniversary of National Prohibition were as fol- 
lows: 

Emphasis on the Need of Education 

Under this came an appeal for a nation-wide movement 
for total abstinence, a rettu-n to the good old custom of 
pledge signing, and aii urgent note calling for scientific tem- 
perance education in public schools as well as law enforce- 
ment sentiment in colleges and universities. 

Reverence and Respect for Law 

Under this the buyer of illegal liquor was classed with 
the bootlegger and a resolution was adopted calling for 
legislative action to jail rich criminal wets who patronize 
bootleggers, while the alien bootlegger is deported. 

The Dominating Note 

The dominating note in the convention was of optimism 
and encouragement but there was none-the-less a recogni- 
tion of the grave dangers that lie ahead. Members of Con- 
gress declared repeatedly that the Amendment Avill never 
be repealed and that the present Congress vidll not modify 
the Volstead law. But the danger of nullification by non- 
enforcement was continually stressed. A warning note was 
sounded by those high in official life in Washington that 
the drys must see this thing through — they must maintain 
their organization in fighting trim — they must not go to 
sleep at the switch — they must be more and not less active 
than before prohibition. 

The world note was struck over and over again, the 
argument being that we cannot protect our coast, prevent 
smuggling and educate the foreign-born unless we have the 
co-operation of otticr nations. We cannot secure this co- 
operation unless they understand that this is a measure to 
protect liumanity. Ihe missionary .'.pirit applie.s here a.s in 
other branches of Christian endeavor. One speaker on the 
scientific aspects of alcoholism paid tribute to the fund of 
knowledge on this subject which has come from imiversities 
and research laboratories of the old world and begged us 
to repay these foreign seats of learning by giving the coun- 
tries they represent full and free information about the 
result of our law, the method of adoption, etc. 

No False Security 

No false sense of security lulled the drys into self suffi- 
ciency or complacency. Delegates to the biggest conven- 
tion ever held' by the Anti-Saloon League were live and on 
their toes for suggesting for work to do "back home." Gov- 
ernor Gifford Pinchot of Pennsylvania and Mrs. Mable 
Williebrandt, Assistant Attorney General of the United 
States, supplied plenty of such suggestions. Governor 
Pinchot declared that politics has corrupted the administra- 
tion of the law, that pull and preference and connivance 
with the liquor traffic has made enforcement difficult par- 
ticularly in the great "wet" eastern states. He called for 
a Congressional investigation of the whole matter and de- 
manded civil service for enforcement officials and said that 
nothing can be done till the matter is taken out of politics. 
Mrs. Williebrandt insisted that the Federal Government 
must be left free to get the man higher up and that state 
and local officials must be made to deal with local offend- 



ers. She besought her hearers to get on the job at home 
and make local authorities take care of little local offenders 
— hip pocket flask cases and small smugglers — and hold the 
Federal authorities to strict accountability for the big fel- 
lows who are the source of supply. 

Good Effects 

The President, in receiving the delegates who marched 
to the Wliite House in a downpour' of rain, thanked the 
xb-iti-Saloon League for its assurance of support of the Con- 
stitution and the law and of his efforts to enforce it and de- 
clared: "There is no such thing as liberty without observ- 
ance of the law." 

Resolutions called for civil service in the enforcement 
department and centralization of authority for prohibition 
enforcement under a head within a department represented 
in the Cabinet and the use of the Navy to prevent smug- 
gling. 

Evangelism the Life of the Church 

By J. A. Mclnturff, Ohio Director of Evangelism 

The greatest forward movement the Brethren church 
has ever experienced in her histoi-y was when we began the 
Four-Year Program. It was this Movement that saved the 
church and gave us the Bicentenary Movement which Ave 
closed with such fine success last year. Then out of these 
Movements came our present program. Read the history 
and reports of our work before we began the first united 
Movement and then the history we have written dtiring 
these Movements and then you will see that it was the sal- 
vation of our church. Then, if you will run back through 
your "scrap-book," you will discover that the very life of 
the Movements was EVANGELISM. Now, the present pro- 
gram is just as important and vital to our future as the 
others were, and EVANGELISM is just as important to the 
success we hope for the coming years as it was in the other 
Movements. 

This being true we want to appeal to the ministers and 
churchmen in Ohio to see that your church has the benefit 
of the best possible evangelistic effort this year. Our church 
must convert people to Jesus Christ and to the church, or 
fail. The membei-ship must grow or the congregation die. 
We should turn our attention to EVANGELISM and DO 
IT NOW in order to save men and build up the church. 

The State Conference has gone on record for a meet- 
ing in EVERY church in Ohio and each church is asked to 
"loan" its pastor for such services. This is fine if we only 
do it. Some of our churches have had fine meetings and 
others are planning. But we want a united Forward Move- 
ment in Ohio such as we never have had. Soon each pastor 
will receivie from the State Director of Evangelism a report 
blank on which he will be asked for a repoi't, then the re- 
ports will be tabulated and published, and may the report 
be the very best God has for us. Any church which has not 
had a meeting and is having difficulty in getting an evan- 
gelist, write us and we will help you get a good man. We 
have two good men ivho are open for one meeting each. So 
let us make this the greatest year in EVANGELISM the 
State of Ohio has ever had. ' 

Gratis, Ohio. 



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THE BRETHREN PULPIT 



TEXT: 



The World-Wide Invitation 

By Percy L. Yett 

"Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." — ^Matthew 

11:28. 



Today, as it has been down through the centuries, mul- 
titudes are crying, if you would seek rest for your soul you 
must come our way for all others are false. I don't wonder 
that Pilate said, and others are saying it today, "What is 
truth?" Why is this? It is because we have our eyes fo- 
cused upon men and their words instead of God and his 
Word. Jesus said, 'Come unto ME and I will give you 
rest." Beware of substitutes! Beware of the person "with 
two books, or with the key to the Holy Scripture. There is 
but one key to the Scripture, that is the Holy Spirit himself. 

Jesus Christ came on earth to be King. The Kingdom 
of heaven was at hand. The King 
of heaven was on earth. The places 
chosen for the testing of the nation 
was Chorazin, Bethsaida, and Ca- 
pernaum. They refused to have 
the lowly Nazarene to be their 
King. Because they repented not, 
a warning is sounded. — "Woe unto 
thee, Chorazin! Woe unto thee, 
Bethsaida! For if the mighty 
works, which were done in you, 
had been done in Tyre and Sidon, 
they would have repented long ago 
in sackcloth and ashes. But I say 
unto you, it shall be more tolerable 
for Tyre and Sidon at the day of 
judgment, than for you. And thou, 
Capernaum, which art exalted un- 
to heaven, shalt be brought down 
to hell: for if the mighty works 
which have been done in thee, has 
been done in Sodom, it would have 
remained until this day. But I say 
unto you, that it shall be more tol- 
erable for the land of Sodom in the 
day of Judgment, than for thee." 
listen! "Woe unto thee"! There 
is trouble ahead. The zig-zag 
working at the train crossing- 
warns of danger. Fire bells ring, 
not to burn people, but to warn 
them of danger. The autoist toots 
his horn, not to run over the ped- 
estrian, but to warn the pedestrian 
of approaching danger. "It shall 
be more tolerable for Tyre and 
Sidon at the day of judgment, 
than for you." I had rather grow 
up and die as a hottentot in the 
heart of Africa, never hearing of 
the Savior of the Avorld, than to be 
a citizen of the United States of 
America and die rejecting the Savior 
erable for the hottentot than for you. 

One is naturally grieved when he sees that the cities 
would not repent and accept Jesus as their King. It is like 
d'rowning when the life boat is at one 's side, or starving 
with food within reach. 

The rejected King now turns from the rejecting nation 
and offers, not the Kingdom, but rest and sendee to such in 
the nation as are conscious of need. This text is a pivotal 
point in the Ministry of Jesus. "All ye that labor and are 
heavy laden come unto me and I will give you rest." 



"God laid v.pon my .back a grevious load, 

A lieavy cicss to bear along the road. 

I staggered on, till, lo! one weary day 

An angry lion leaped across my way. 

I prayed to God, and swift at His command. 

The cross became a weapon in my hand; 

It slew my raging enemy, and then 

It leaped upon my back, a cross again! 

I faltered many a league, until at length. 

Groaning, I fell and found no further 

strength. 
I cried: O God! I am so weak and lame. 
And swift the cross a winged staif became. 
It swept me on till I retrieved my loss. 
Then leaped upon my back, again a cross; 
I reached a desert — on its burning track 
I still preserved the cross upon my back. 
No shade was there, and in the burning sun 
I sank me down and thought my day was 

done; 
But God's grace works many a secret surprise, 
The cross became a tree before my eyes. 
I slept, awoke, and had the strength of ten, 
Then felt the cross upon my back again. 
And thus through all ray days, from that to 

this 
The cross, my burden, has become my bliss; 
Nor shall I ever lay my burden down, 
For God shall one day make my cross my 

crown. ' ' 

— Anonymous. 

So was Paul's glory, in Galatians G:14 — 
"God forbid that I should glory, save in the 
cross of our liOrd Jesus Christ." 



It will be more tol- 



Notice the breadth and fullness of this invitation. It 
is world-wide. ' ' All ye that labor and are heavy laden. ' ' 

Does he say all who feel themselves righteous and 
worthy come? No. 

Does he say this rest is only for the Jews? No. 
Does he say to the rejectmg Jews that this rest is now 
offered to the Gentiles only? No. 

He says, "all that labor and are heavy, laden" may 
come. 

ALL THAT LABOR— ALL THAT ARE HEAVY 
LADEN. These tAvo classes cover the entire human family. 

Tomorrow morning as you see the 
** men and women going to work by 
I the hundreds — going to shops, fac- 
I tories, stores, offices, etc., and the 
multitude of cliildren going to 
school to labor over their studies, 
and the mothers busy about the 
duties of the house, just remember 
that Jesus says to them, "Come 
unto me and I will give you rest. ' ' 
Go with me this afternoon through 
I our great hospitals, through the in- 
firmaries, the orphanages, poor 
farms, etc., and see the thousands 
that are weary and heavy laden. 
Jesus says to them also, "Come 
unto me and I will give you rest." 
The sick, the blind, the deaf, the 
cripples and the lepers came and 
found rest in Jesus during his 
earthly ministry. Jesus said to one 
poor cripple by the pool of Beth- 
saida that was bowed down under 
the weight of his burden to "Arise, 
take up thy bed and walk." The 
I iuA-itation stiU stands, my friend. 
The Lord includes the multi-mil- 
lionaire in his world-wide invita- 
tion. It has been said that your 
troubles never begin until you be- 
come laden with the riches ap.d 
cares of this world. A great deal 
could be said at this point. Read 
Luke 18:18-30 and James 5:1-6. 
The invitation is world-wide. It 
includes those that are laden with 
sin, sorrow, anxiety or remorse. 
And you will find these among the 
poor, the middle class, or the multi- 
1 millionaires. Yes, they are all in- 
cluded, whether black, brown, yel- 
low, red or white, — all are precious 
in his sight. You say, that is a broad statement to make. 
Yes, it is, and it takes you in, my friend. For nearly two 
thoitsand years this passage has been a blesing to thousands 
of souls, and thousands can testify to the change that has 
come into their lives since accepting the invitation. 

Mark what a simple request Jesus makes to the labor- 
ing and heavy-laden ones. ' ' Come unto me. " It is personal. 
It is present. Don't talk about what you will do for Jesus 
bye and bye, but come now and love, serve, and follow him. 
Mr. Albert Midlane the author of ' ' There is a friend for lit- 
tle Children" told of a little girl who wanted to take her 



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Bible with her to heaven if she died before Jesus came, and 
being asked why, she said, ' ' If Jesus asked her why she was 
there she would point to his own words, "Come unto me." 
It is for us to take the initial step. Jesus does not say, all 
ye that labor and are heavy laden, just be patient a little 
while longer and eventually I Avill give you rest. No. He 
says, "Coniie unto me." Going to church is not necessarily 
coming to Christ. We may pretend to be partakers of the 
Holy Communion and yet never know Christ. Titus 1 :16, 
"They profess that they know God; but by their works 
they deny him. ' ' 

John 7:37, "If any man tliirst let him come unto' me 
and drink." Note the phrase "If any man." It matters 
not what you have been in the past. The text says "any 
man." Please notice the text once more — "If any man 
thirst." Thirst, not for the temporal things of tliis Avorld 
but thirst for salvation. May the Lord create in us a hun- 
ger and thiret for righteousness that will cause us to accept 
this pleading invitation, ' ' Come unto me. ' ' Rev. 3 :20, ' ' Be- 
hold I stand at the door and knock." But, he will never 
com^e in without an invitation on our part. 

Matthew 23:37, Jesus looking over Jerusalem cried, "0 
Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and 
stonest them wMch are sent iinto thee, how often would I 
have gathered thy children together even as a hen gather- 
eth her cliickens under her wings and ye would not." Per- 
mit me to revise the verse. "0 Long Beach, Long Beach, 
thou that killest the word, and mocketh them which are sent 
unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children to- 
gether even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her 
wings and ye would not." dear friends, how often the 
Lord has said "Come unto me" and ye Avould not. Accept 
him by faith today and confess him as your Savior before 
men. "He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved." 

What are the results of coming unto Jesus? "I will give 
you rest." "There is no peace for the ^^'icked, saith my 
God." Sin and unbelief bring trouble and unrest. Unrest 
is one of the great characteristics of the world today. 
Never have people been so unsettled. Never have they trav- 
eled as they have in the past year. Hurry, vexation, fail- 
ure, disappointment stare us in the face on every side, but 
there is hope — there is an ark of refuge for the weary as 
truly as there was for Noah's dove. "Come unto me and I 
will give you rest." The weary of heart and soul gain rest 
by coming to Jesus. However, rest does not mean inaction. 
The soul at rest can do more than one in a state of unrest. 
"Rest is not quitting a busy career; rest is the fitting of 
life to its sphere." Let it be remembered- that outward 
prosperity cannot create inward tranquility. Heart-ease is 
a flower that never grows in the world's gardens. 

Matthew 11:28, "I will give you rest." Matthew 11:29, 
"And ye shall find rest." Christ imparts the first — the sec- 
ond is from within. the rest, the joy and peace one finds 
in doing his will. 

Long Beach, California. 



FAMILY WORSHIP 

and the Quiet Hour 



Sunday, Mark 2:1-12. In the healing of the body of 
this man we have an illustration of Christ's healing of the 
soul. There are many who can never reach Christ without 
help. We should be as much interested in the healing of 
souls as in the healing of bodies, and more so. How per- 
sistent were these men in bringing the unfortunate man to 
Christ. Many would have given up in despair, but they 
were undaunted. Satan tries to hinder the saving of souls, 
but we must break through and rescue the perishing. The 
faith of the helpers was included with the faith of the par- 



alytic. May not our faith help in the saving of a lost soul? 
Pray for more faith and persistency in bringing lost 
souls to Christ. 

Monday, Matt. 11 :1-15. You should not let any suffer- 
ing or disappointment discourage you, but if they do, then 
go to Jesus, as John did. Take all your doubts and fears 
and discouragements to him. "A little talk with Jesus will 
make it right, all right." Jesus answered John in the very 
best way. His life and deeds were a better answer than 
words. What kind of a testimony is your life bearing for 
Jesus? Perhaps some are saying, "Are you a Christian, 
faitlifully performing yoiir Christian duties, or must we 
look for another?" "Are you pointing us to Christ, or 
must we look for another?" Your life and deeds answer 
the question. 

Pray that the daily record of your life may be such as 
becomes a true Christian. 

(See Editorial Eeview for Tuesday's Suggestion). 

Wednesday, Acts 10. Cornelius feared God and did 
the bes-t he Icnew. He gave alms and prayed. Yet all this 
was not enough. It is not enough to believe "there is a 
Supreme Being," to be generous and honest and sober, to 
pray and to read the Bible, and such like. No, no, morals 
can save no one, not even when they are based on the Bible. 
' ' By grace are ye saved through faith. ' ' Perhaps there are 
Corneliuses near you waiting for the gospel, whom you have 
hesitated to approach because they seem so good hearted 
and fine spirited. How rich their lives may be if they come 
to know Christ. Help to create a real yearning after Christ 
in their hearts and try to bring them to him. 

Pray earnestly that all men, even the good citizens and 
decent men and women, may feel the burden of sin and 
seek the Savior. 

Thujrsdiay, Acts 16:6-12. The man of Macedonia was 
the personification of the need for the gospel in Macedonia. 
We do not read of any man meeting them or of any joyful 
reception when they landed in Macedonia. The need was 
the call, and the need of the gospel is our call today, 
whether that need be at our next door or in distant Africa. 
The need was itrgent, although the needy did not realize it. 
The need kept crying, "Come over and help us." Regard- 
loss of the opposition and ingratitude Paul obeyed the call. 
You may meet with opposition too, but do not falter. God 
will bless your effort. Results may come slowly, but they 
will come surely, if you are faithful to duty and firmly trust 
in God. 

Pray for a clear vision of the crying need of lost souls 
and for grace and courage to do your part in meeting the 
need. 

Friday, Acts 2:47; 1 Cor. 12:12-28. Note that those 
tliat are saved are added to the church, which is the body 
of Christ. The church is God's institution in the world for 
spreading the gospel and saving the lost. Our efforts then 
must be made in and through the church, and we must labor 
in behalf of the church. Since the church is the body of 
Christ, it is important that each member be sound and 
strong. If the church is crippled, Christ goes limping. The 
body should not fail to do the bidding of the head. 

Pray for the strengthening of the church and that each 
member shall faithfully perform his duty, regardless of 
whether he be prominent or not. 

Saturday, Acts 26. Note particularly verse 19. "I 
was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision. ' ' This is the 
secret of Paul's wonderful and successful life. Has not 
God given you some vision of service? Have you been obe- 
dient? You may have started out well, but have you kept 
your vow, or have you forgotten? 

Pray for more of the punctual and constant obedience 
that made Paul's life such a grand success. 

H. M. OBERHOLTZER, Columbus, Ohio. 



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Editor's Notes On the Sunday School Lesson 

The Failure at Kadesh 
(Lesson for February tO) 



Devotional Reafliag — Horn. 8:31-39. 

Lesson Material — Num. 13:17 to 14:45; 
Deut. 1:26 40. 

Golden Text — .Jehovali is with us; fear 
them not. Num. 14:9. 

Daily Home BiWe Readings 

M. The failure at Kadesh, .. Num. 14:1-10 

T. The spies sent to Canaan, Num. 13:17-24 

W. The report of the spies, .Num. 13:25-33 

T. Moses' Intercession, .... Num. 14:11-19 

F. The result of the failure. Num. 14:26-35 

S. Moses' final charge, Deut. 32:44-47 

S. "More than conquerors," .Rom. 8:31-39 

THOUGHTS ON THE LESSON 

It was early in the second year after the 
Israelites were delivered from Egypt that 
they were encamped at Kadesh-Barnea, an 
oasis in the desert, about fifty miles south 
of Beersheba, the southern border of the land 
t!hat God had promised to give them. The 
events of tliis lesson preceded the address of 
Moses in last Sunday's lesson by about 
thirty eight years. Moses had succeeded in 
effecting ,an organization .and in establishing 
a system of law, and thinking the people 
ready to take possession of the land of prom- 
ise, he ordered the marei from Sinai to Ka- 
desh. 

Blocked by Pessimism 

Moses rightly sought information concern- 
ing the lay of the land and the cities and 
people before they moved on to their posses- 
sion. Twelve spies, a man from each of the 
twelve tribes were sent to examine the land 
and report. All returned bearing witness to 
the goodness of the land, but ten said the ob- 
stacles were too great, thej' could never take 
it. "It can't be done," they s,aid, and pes- 
simism gripped the people so strongly that 
they gave no heed to the confident and en- 
couraging report of the other two. So great 
was the panic that they threatened to appoint 
now leaders and return to Egypt. Pessimism 
wi'il block any success. Nothing can be ac- 
complished in the face of "It can 't be done. ' ' 

The Help They Fongot 

It seems strange that the people should 
bave forgotten so soon the strength of Je- 
hovah and the help they had received from 
him. The.y had been no more able to escape 
from the hand of Pharaoh, considering hu- 
man resources and power than they were now 
to take possession of the Land of Promise. 
They never had been equal to the obstacles, 
e.\cept for the power of God. That power 
was still with them, but "they forgot the 
witness of yesterday ' ' and saw only the 
giants of difficulty and yearaed for "the 
flesh pots of Egypt." 

Shall We Criticize Them? 

Br. Jowett says, ' ' Arc we any better than 
these murmuring hosts of olden days? Are 



we entitled to sit as critics and judges, or 
must we take our place by their side? Have 
we ever retreated when religion was becom- 
ing too costly? Have we ever thought of de- 
sertion when giants were named? These are 
questions whic'h test the faith and quality of 
the soul. Our very hearts stand revealed by 
our attitude to stupendous tasks. . . Do they 
quicken the pulse or do they slacken it? De 
we loosen or tig;hten our pursestrings? Do 
we shrink from the sacrifice with the spirit 
of murmuring, or do we leap to it with a 
heart aflame with love for the Lord our 
God?" 

God the Help in Crises 
Moses and Aaron .were driven to their 
knees in the hour of their desperation and 



LIFE'S COMMON THINGS 

The things of eveiy day are all so sweet — 
The morning meadows wet with dew; 
The dance of daisies in the moon; the blue 
Of far-off hills where twilight shadows lie; 
The night, with all its tender mystery of 

sound 
And silence, and God's starry sky! 
Oh life — the whole of life — is far too fleet. 
The things of every day are all too sweet. 
The common things of life are all so dear — 
The waking in the warm half-gloom 
To find again the old familiar room; 
The scents and Sighs and sounds that never 

tire; 
The homely work, the plans, the lilt of baby's 

laugh; 
The crackle of the open fire; 
The waiting, then the footsteps coming near; 
The open door, your 'handclasp — and jcour 

kiss — 
Is heaven not, after all, the Now and Here? 
The common thing's of life are all no dear. 
— Alice E. Allen. 



they found God their strong tower and de- 
fense. God is the God of our every day, and 
yet the fact that he is also to be found and 
is able to meet our needs in times of emer- 
gencies h,as been the outstanding proof of his 
power and blessedness. It is in times of 
crises that we most realize our need of su- 
perhuman aid, and at such times God is al- 
ways at hand to bless. 

Intrcession Gives Power 

Moses ' gT&at concern was not for his own 
safety, but foi the welfare of h'is people, and 
for them he prayed. So earnest was he that 
he thought the people must be saved or God's 
reputation would be impugned; and w'hen at 
Sinai he prayed that his own name might be 
blotted out of God's book, rather than the 
people should not be forgiven. It is in such 
earnest prayer that we find our power today 
and it is in intercession that the soul's true 
spirit is revealed, and there God meets us 
with grace and bestows on us power such as 
is seldom realized at any other time. 

Result of TJiibelief 

The rebellion and unbelief of the children 
of Israel kept them out of the promised land 
and doomed them to forty years of wander- 
ing in the wilderness. The Epistle to the 
Hebrews says, "They could not enter because 
of their unbelief." MacFayden remarks, 
"God did not shut them out; they shut them- 
selves out by refusing to trust him, though 
the evidences of Ms mighty love was so 
abundant and persuasive. ' ' There is many a 
promised land that is not reached because of 
unbelief. Unbelief and doubt do not accom- 
plish results. It is confidence and conviction 
that bring power and 'sdctoiy. 



David's mother had corrected him and he 
was very quiet for a time. Finally his moth- 
er called him to her and asked him what was 
troubling him. He said, "I'm mad at God." 

' ' And why, my dear, are you angry with 
God?" 

"Mother, I am mad at God because he 
■didn't make Aunt Clara my mother," said 
David. 



White Gift Offering 

FIFTH REPORT 



Following are the contributions 
January 18-26 inclusive: 

Berlin, Pa., 

North Manchester, Ind., S. S., 

St. James S. S., L3'dia, Md., 

C. E. Society, Aleppo, Pa., 

Fair Haven S. S., West Salem, O., . . 
Mt. Olive S. S., Port Eepublic, Va., 

(Total for Mt. Olive $12.23). 
llr. & Mrs. Roy Bever, Montpelier, O., 

Falls City, Neb., church, 

Fremont, Ohio, church, 

West Alexandria, O., S. S., 

Trinity S. S., Seven Fountains, Va., 



S., 



Total $ 451.33 

Previously reported, $3,420.02 



received Now Enterprise, Pa., S. 

Altoona, Pa., church, 

$ 76 56 Gretna, S. S., Bellefontaine, (J)., 

105.00 

11.25 

12.75 

21.77 

2.00 

2.50 

129.15 

7.89 

11.34 

8.15 



10.00 
27.97 
25.00 



Grand Total, $3,871.35 

Our attention has been called to the fact 
that $30.46, credited in the third rep- + 
Camden, Okio, Sunday school was given by 
the Gratis Sunday school. 

IRA D. BLOTTER, Treasurer. 
44 W. Third St., Ashland Ohio. 



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J. A. GABBEB, Fiesident 
J. F. Locke, Associate 
Ashland, Obio. 



Our Young People at Work 

(Young People's Topics in Tlie Angelus by G. D. Anspach). 



OIiADYS M. SPICE 
General Secretary 
Canton, Ohio. 



Peas in the Christian Endeavor Pod 

By Charles W. Abbot, Service Superintendent 



n. PRAYER 

The usual Christian Endeavor prayer meet- 
ing does not tave enough of prayer. The 
leader is prone to limit his program of pray- 
ers, possibly thinking that it will be the least 
interesting, when it should be the most care- 
fully planned part of the program. The 
younger members are not urged enough to 
take part in the public prayer services and 
when we omit this we are losing a good part 
of the training of the young for which the 
society stands. Happy is the pastor and the 
ohicers of a society that have a prayerful 
spirit grounded in their lives, people who love 
to pray, not only in the meetings but for the 
mesting before they come to it, who will pray 
for the leader and are vyilHng to be the first 
to take up the volunteer prayer work. Many 
a young person that is timid may be taug'ht 
to pray by this method. Have two older per- 
sons take a young member and say to him, 
"Now when the prayer season is opened, we 
three will pr,ay, Miss Jones will pray first for 
the members of the society, then you pray for 
the officers of the society, then I will pray 
for the pastor, for the mission work, etc., ' ' 
thus giving a definite subject and at the 
same time giving the feeling that the young 
one is not alone. 

A good plan is to have chain prayers, that 
is, the leader calls on one by name, and that 
one prays and caDs on one to succeed Her 
and so on until after a season some one will 
call on the leader, thus completing the chain. 

The habit of kneeling as a congregation 
has been largely discarded so it revives a 
good habit to have a neason of prayer kneel- 
ing and also to sing a prayer song while 
kneeling, very softly. 

Discourage long prayers and if one insists 
on praying too long, it is well to say to that 
one that he is taking time that might be 
used by some one else. 

Have a definite object for prayer. It 
might be a good idea for the leader to sug- 
gest to the different members that they pray 
for a certain object and thus do away with 
what seems to be repetitions and at the same 
time make it easier for lots of people to 
pray if they know what to pray for. 

I am a firm believer in the silent prayer, 
that listening for the voice of the spirit that 
we (at least I cannot) hear when praying 
audibly. 

The pre-prayer service is one of the great- 
est helps to the meeting, — to meet With the 
leader and the prayer meeting committee and 
pastor or a few others that might come for 
at least five minutes before the meeting. 

Try these things and see if you are not 
benefited, and see if tEe Lord will not bless 



j'ou in the attempt to better his Kingdom. 
Dayton, Ohio. 

(To be continued) 



SAY A WORD OP COMFORT 

'Long th' road of human life you see a fel- 
low traveliu' slow. 
An' like as not you'll find he's some poor 

chap that's stubbed his toe, 
He was makin ' swimmin ' headway, but he 

bumped into a stone. 
An' his friends all hurried onward, an' left 

him here alone. 
He ain't sobbin' or ain't snifflin' — he's too 

old for tears an' cries — 
But he's grievin' just as earnest, if it only 

comes in siglhs, 
An' it does a heap of good sometimes to go 

a little slow, 
An' say a word of comfort to th' man that's 

stubbed his toe. — Anon. 



JUNIOR ENDEAVOR 

By Lois Frazier 



( Topic for February iO) 

Jesus' Temptation: His Victory. 

Matthew 4:1-11 

Some Thoughts for the Leader 

One meeting in each month of this year 
is devoted to an incident in the life of Jesus, 
covering the time from his baptism to time 
of his death. Do not fail to follow the 
thread of these lessons as they occur, and to 
help the children to see their relation. The 
■first was The Baptism of Jesus; this is his 
Temptation. 

Give at least a part of the meeting to a 
discussion of their own temptations; lead the 
children to talk- Make the discussion prac- 
tical and realistic. 

Be sure to make it plain to the children, 
that the wrong is not in being tempted once, 
but in yielding to temptation, and in stay- 
ing where temptation is. 

Show how this was true in Jesus' tempta- 
tion. 

Dra^^' from the children how they meet their 
temptations. Discuss how temptations may 
be met. 

Let the lesson reach its climax in the 
thought that Victory is the glorious, thing 
about temptation. 

Some Thoughts About Temptation 

Jesus' temptation was aimed at his great- 
est powers and needs. So are ours. 

1. Jesus had very fine talents. He was 
tempted to waste them on unworthy things. 

2. Jesus longed to be successful. He was 
tempted to try a wrong plan to succeed. 

3. Jesus had great power. He was 
temp^edj to use it in a selfish way. 



Temptations which come to us, may, if we 
do not yield to them, do for us w'hat the 
strong wind, the snow and the storm do for 
an oak tree in a field. It becomes much 
stronger than one which grows in a green- 
house. 

A Story 

When Ulysses passed the Isle of Sirens, 
which, because of the dangers there, had 
meant the death of many, many sailors, he 
knew that he too, would probably be tempted 
by the sirens' voices, so he had servants put 
wax into his ears. This was a wise plan and 
yet Orpheus, when he went by, later on, did 
not do this. 

He too, was a beautiful musician, and in- 
stead of closing his ears to the siren's music, 
he took his lute to the deck with him, and 
played music so much sweeter than the 
sirens' songs, that neither he nor the sailors 
heard the tempting voices. 

Which was the better way? 

Some Questions to Answer 

1. What had happened just before Jesus was 
tempted? 

2. Does temptation ever come to us when 
we are not expecting it? Tell of when 
it did. 

3. How did Jesus meet his temptations? 

4. Was Jesus stronger or weaker after his 
temptations? 

5. What is one temptation which we have 
when we are successful? 

0). What are we tempted to do when we have 

failed once? 
7. What is the best thing to do when we 
have given in to temptation? 
Some Dalily Readings 
M., Feb. 4. Tempted by men. Matt. 16:1-4. 
T., I'eb. 5. Tempted to trap .Jesus. 

Mark 12:13-17. 
W., Feb. 6. Tempted in all things. 

Heb. 4:15, 16. 
T., Feb. 7. Savior of the tempted. Heb. 2:18. 
F., Feb. 8 Resist temptation. 1 Peter 5:8, 9. 
S., Feb. 9. Escape from temptation. 

1 Cor. 14:13. 



Affliction makes us sympathetic. Eli Per- 
kins told this story: "Have you ever been in 
prison ? ' ' asked a badgering lawyer of a mod- 
est witness. The witness did not answer. 
' ' Come, now, speak up, no concealment. Have ^ 
you ever been in prison, sir?" "Yes, sir, 
once," answered the witness, looking mod- 
estly down on the floor. ' ' Yes, I thoug'ht so. 
Now, when? When were you in prison, sir?" 
"In 1863." "Where, sir?" The witness 
hesitated. ' ' Come, own up now ; no dodging, ' ' 
screamed the lawyer. "Now, where were you 
in prison, sir?" "In-in-in." "Don't stammer, 
sir! out with it! Where was it?" "In-in An- 
dersonville, sir. ' ' There was a moment 's pain, 
f ul pause. The lawyer, who was an old soldier, 
put his hand to his forehead as if a pistol 
shot had struck him, while the tears came to 
his eyes. Then, jumping forward, he clasped 
his arms around the witness' neck and ex- 
claimed, "I was there myself."— Ex. 



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JANUARY 30, 1924 



Send Home Missionary Funds to 

WIIililAM A. GBARHART, 

Home MlsslonaiT SecretaiT. 

906 American Bldgr., Dayton, Ohio. 



MISSIONS 



Send Foreign Mission Funds to 
i.oins s. BAunAir 

Flnantdal Secretary Foreign Board, 

1330 B. Third St., Long Beach, California 



News From Africa 



Bangui, Afrique Editoriale Franeaise, 
November 7, 1923. 
Dear Evangelist Readers. 

I have not written to you since September 
20th. Such a long time, and so much has hap- 
pened! 

We have a love feast each month about 
four o'clock on Sunday afternoons. At each 
love feast there are about twenty-four or 
five new communicants w'ho have been bap- 
tized during the month. We are so happy at 
the rapidity with which the harvest is com- 
ing in. As many are now being baptized in 
one month as were baptized in the whole of 
1922, and the harvest of 1922 was marvel- 
ous because of its being the first full year at 
Bassai. The Kare, the Baya, the Mandjia, 
the Yakoma, and other tribes come to Bassai 
seeking the gospel, as to a lighthouse, — a city 
set indeed upon a hilL 

A number of women were taught the gos- 
pel and baptized in September. They re- 
turned to Bozoum, and daily preach the word. 
They return monthly for teaching, staying 
two Sundays including the love feast. They 
say there is not now a woman or child at 
Bozoum who does not know the rudiments of 
the gospel. And so everywhere the blessed 
word is spreading and we know it shall not 
return unto him void. 

Mr. Hathaway commenced preaching in 
Kare on October 3rd. Mr. Sheldon also com- 
menced preaching in October. Both are do- 
ing remarkably well, and inasmuch as the 
three older residents at Bassay have aU been 
seriously ill recently, it certainly has been a 
wonderful meeting of the need that these 
two new recruits have been so wonderfully 
used in conducting our daily services, and 
that so many have accepted the Lord through 
their brief ministry. 

The ladies of the new party are also do- 
ing well with the language — but have been 
greatly hindered, Mrs. Hathaway by her own 
long illness, and Misses Bickel and Deeter in 
nursing Mrs. Hathaway, Brother and Sister 
Jobson and myself. Mrs. Hathaway after 
two months of illness and a month of con- 
valescence is now able to resume her duties 
for which we praise the Lord as for a mir- 
acle. 

I was taken ill October 13th, and although 
I have been up since October 25th, I still am 
conscious of my physical limitations. Brother 
Jobson was taken ill October 20th and is still- 
in bed. The prognosis is now, however, more 
hopeful. Sister Jobson was taken ill October 
22 and is just now convalescing. 

Miss Bickel was seriously ill from October 
20-25. At one time four of us were in bed 
at once. God has sent us a bright young 
Baya woman, najiied Liti. She is the fiance 
of Pondo, our first baptized Christian. She 
has herself believed and been baptized and 
is now being trained to assist the nurses in 
caring for sick missionaries. Already her 



help has been invaluable in times of conges- 
tion like these. 

On October 29th the mail arrived for the 
second time during the month, the first time 
being October 11th. In the first of these 
mails we received a cablegram from our be- 
loved Foreign Board, authorizing us to com- 
mence our work among the Banu, to which 
not only we but also my dear husband and 
our Brother Bennett had so ardently looked 
forward. 

On October 30 in the midst of heavy labors 
and much affliction we were privileged to 
send our dear Brother Hathaway forth. He 
will choose the actual site of a concession 
among the Banu, then commence negotiations 
with the government, after the completion of 



which the Lord willing, Mrs. Hathaway and 
I wiU accompany Mm to the new location, 
leaving the remaining five workers to reap 
the incoming harvest at Bassai. 

Beloved, there were to have been five for 
this new station, too! One lies at Gazeli, one 
in the only missionary grave at Bassai. 
Tor them "to depart and be with Christ" 
has been "far better." For uis it is even 
"moiie needful" for the heathen' that we 
abide in the flesh." Who will come forward 
to take James Cribble's and Allen Bennett's 
place? 

My letter must necessarily be short this 
time. Yet may it be an incentive to prayer, 
for "the harvest truly is great, but the la- 
borers are few." 

Lovingly yours in him, 
FLORENCE NEWBEEEY GEIBBLE. 



Churches Unite to Protect Immigrants 

By Frederick Lynch 



' ' Beware of people whose friendship is too 
easily made." 

This is the first advice to prospective im- 
migrants in a printed pamphlet now being 
sent in quantities to the national councils of 
the World Alliance for International Friend- 
ship Through the Churches in twenty-eight 
different countries for distribution to per- 
sons preparing to immigrate to America. 
Other ' ' Bewares ' ' give warning against over- 
insistent cabmen against men who ask a 
large fee in ladvanca for the promise of a 
job: against unlicenstSd employment agen- 
cies and crooked currency exchanges. Young 
women are told to beware of strange men 
who offer them assistance or proposes mar- 
riage and those who offer them work at high 
wages. 

The pamphlet was eom]5il&d for the use of 
the World Alliance by the Home Missions 
Council and the Council of Women for Home 
Missions with headquarters at 156 Fifth Ave- 
nue, J^ew York. It contains instructions for 
traveling, telling how to buy railroad tickets 
and check baggage and how to behave on the 
train. Included in the last item is the ad- 
vice not to put one's head out of the win- 
dow; to keep off the platform; to "select a 
seat and keep it" and to help keep the train 
clean. 

Immigrants are advised to live as near 
their work as possible, unless such proximity 
means residence in a neighborhood where 
there is not enough air or sunshine. 

"Be careful of your money," says the 
pamphlet under the heading "Thrift." 
' 'Make it by honest work. Save all you can 
for your old age. Do not trust your money 
to strangers. Do not give it to your friends 
to keep. Do not hide it away at home, for 
it may be lost, stolen or burned. ' ' 

Under the heading, "Your Home," immi- 
grants are told, "The health and happiness 
of your home depends upon you and your 



wife. . Do not let your wife work outside the 
home. She cannot properly care for the home 
and children and work too. Boarders in a 
home often cause trouble. The money which 
your wife earns in this way cannot pay for 
the injury done to your home." 

The pamphlet contains an outline map of 
the United States with distances from New 
York City to other important cities and con- 
densed information reganding the Govern- 
ment, also advice regarding fundamental le- 
gal matters. In this connection, it says, 
"There are many good lawyers and some bad 
ones. Sometimes men pretend to be lawyers 
who have no right to practice law. Some- 
times lawyers cheat their clients. If you 
have been imposed on or cheated by such law- 
yers you ought to report them to the princi- 
pal of the public school where you live. A 
lawyer who goes to you and ,asks for your 
business is not a good lawyer. If you need a 
la\vyer and do not know a good one inquire 
of several of your friends until you find a 
lawyer with a good reputation. Do not hire 
a lawyer who tells you he can do something 
dishonest for you. Such lawyers and their 
clients always get caught. If you need a 
lawyer and have no money to pay for his ser- 
vices, go to a Legal Aid Society." 

The immigrant is told that the United 
States is a land of religious freedom, that he 
can attend the church of his choice and that 
he is welcome to the churches of America. 

For the purpose of enlisting the help of 
Protestant churches of other countries in this 
movement to help immigrants, the World Al- 
liance is sending to its foreign branches a 
statement pointing out that one of the best 
means to promote international friendship 
,and strengthen church ties is the service to 
migrating peoples. At present, it is said, 
Protestant churches are not keeping up with 
the Catholics and Jews in work along this 
line, notwithstanding the fact that recent re- 



JANUARY 30, 1924 



THE BKETHBEN EVANGELIST 



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ligious Eunalysis estimates that more than 65 
per cent of current immigration to the Unit- 
ed orates is non-Konian Catholic. A plan is 
presented whereby Protestant churches in 
other countries may co-;operate with American 
churches in helping members of their congre- 
gation to come to this country. This plan 
includes a letter of introduction addressed to 
some particular church in the city or to«Ti 
where the emigrant intends to locate. 

Some Protestant denominations already 
have agents ready to help immigrants upon 
their arrival at American ports. All Protes- 
tant churches at ports of arrival are now 
mged to perform this service. 

New York. 



FACTS ABOUT INDIA 
India's Size 

The empire of India has 1,802,000 square 
miles, more than one million of which are 



under Britisih rule or protection. India is 
eight times the size of France, or as large 
as the whole of Europe except Eussia. Bur- 
ma alone is twice the size of Arizona; Bom- 
bay is as large as Spain, the Punjab is largei 
than Ireland, Baluchistan is three times th< 
size of Cuba, while the Madras Presidency U 
four times the size of Hungary. 

Savage Tribes Await Christ 

"Tidi-ty millions of peoples composing the 
aboriginal tribes of India await our advance. 
Recent remarkable successes in the wilder 
parts of the Bombay and other conferences 
show their accessibility and readiness to re- 
spond to the gospel appeal. The insidious in- 
fluences of Hinduism and the bold challenge 
of Mohiimmedanism threatened the absorp- 
tion of these simple, lovable sons of the for- 
est into their ranks. Now or never is the 
time for the Christian church to win these 
thirty milUons for 'Christ. "—The Eev. T. 
Lamport, Bombay. 



Native Preacliex's Story 
"I was brought up in ,a Hindu family and 
for many yaers sought salvation by traveling 
all over India. I made pilgrimages to many 
shrines, but I never found peace. I also read 
many books on the Hindu religion but I never 
found salvation. About five years ago I met 
some people of the Christian religion and I 
boug'ht a Bible and ' ' Dharmtula or Religions 
Weighed. ' ' When I read them my heart was 
comforted. Later on I was baptized. I stud- 
ied the Bible diligently and found that there 
is one God and that salvation is through Je- 
sus Christ. I believed. Then I realized my 
sins were all forgiven. Now I am preaching 
the gospel to the people. I have led a num- 
ber to Christ and am teaching many more. 
Pray for me that I may be even more used 
of God in his service. I have also composed 
many songs from the Bible which I play and 
sing in his service. The people gather in 
large numbers to listen, and then I preach to 
them." — Prabhu Das. 



NEWS FROM THE FIELD 



DEDICATION OF THE CHURCH AT 
RITTMAN 

For a number of years, the earnest Uttle 
congregation at Rittman have been hoping 
and planning for a church building. They 
have been housed during the last ten years 
in a lodge haU on the second floor of the 
Realty Block. The room was not designed 
for church services and did not appeal strong- 
ly to the public. It served, however, to hold 
the people together and still maintain a small 
growth. Nearly two years ago, the desire for 
a church building became so strong that a 
building committee was named and plans laid 
for the erection of a church upon the fine lot 
which had been purchased several years be- 
fore. This lot was located next the park on 
the best residential street in that rapidly 
growing little city, right in the neighborhood 
about which the town will expand, and still 
only a block from Main street. With the 
money that had been previously pledged for 
a building, and more pledged at this time, the 
committee felt that it was safe to go on with 
the plans. An architect was employed and 
drawings made. The contract was let during 
the early summer of 1922. Delays caused by 
the failure to obtain materials and other 
conditions beyond our control held up the 
work so that the building was not ready for 
occupancy before November 25th, 1923. On 
this date the church w,as used for the first 
time and dedicated to the use of the com- 
munity in the furtherance of God's King- 
dom. 

This modest little building, with a seating 
capacity of 150, was completely filled and 
many turned away at each of the three ser- 
vices held during the day. Dr. Charles A- 
Bame preached the morning sermon and de- 
livered the Dedicatory Address in the after- 
noon. Piof. A. L. DeLozier of the College, 
represented the College interests and deliv- 
ered a short address in the afternoon. The 



evening sermon was delivered by Dr. Martin 
Shively, Bursar of Ashland College. Rev. O. 
C. Starn, pastor of the church presided at 
all meetings and was assisted in the evening 
service by Eev. E. I. Platter of the Presby- 
terian church and Rev. Barton of the United 
Brethren church. Both of these churches 
graciously closed their own seiTices to join 
with us in ours. 

Financially, the dedication was a great 
success. The remaining indebtedness of 
about $4,000, was nearly wiped out. There 
remains but a few hundred more dollars to 
raise. About $36,00 was pledged and paid in 
cash on this day. 

Rittman is a growing town with two in- 
dustries, both of which are among the larg- 
est of their kind in the world. Salt and Box- 
board. Nearly 1,000 men are now employed 
in the factories and the companies are call- 
ing for 800 more men in the spring. Besides 
a iCatholic church there are but two other 
churches in the city. There is a great op- 
portunity here for the Brethren church. 

j.ne church building is 36x56. The base- 
ment is large and commodious and can be 
used for many different kinds of church ac- 
tivities. It is well constructed and with a 
little more grading and the laying of some 
walks, it will be as comfortable and as con- 
venient as any church in the city. 

The dedication of this church is the third 
•wiich has grown out of the original Zion 
Hill congregation, organized and fostered by 
by the late Elder Wm. Kiefer. May the good 
work go on as a monument to his memoi-y 
of his noble life and work. 

j.nree souls have been added to the king- 
dom since entering the new church as a re- 
sult of a short evangelistic meeting of six 
days conducted by the pastor, Eev. O. C. 
Stam, himself a member of the old Zion Hill 
congregation, now a graduate student at Ash- 
land College. The prayers of the brotherhood 



are asked by Brother Starn and his people in 
the work at, Rittman. 

E. G. MASON. 



BRYAN, OHIO 

It has boon several months since we have 
found time to write any report of our work, 
and this one shall not attempt to record all 
of our endeavors. 

Immediately after Conference, we observed 
"Harvest and Homecoming Day," also Rally 
Day. These services were helpful and well 
attended. Then the Fall Communion, which 
was a wonderful blessing, and was conceded 
by many to be the largest for years. The 
crowd showed to all of us just how much 
cramped we are for room on such occasions 
and others as well. Plans were on foot at 
an early date for the revival. A contest in 
the adult department of the Sunday school 
and also cottage prayer meetings were the 
two chiefest means of promoting the cam- 
paign. We had prayed for a great meeting 
and such it was. 

Evangelist Bame arrived a little late and 
a trifle bit unnerved due. to his wreck (as he 
reported a few weeks ago) but he proved 
himseli to be a fearless and ever ready work- 
er in the midst of a great battle against sin. 
Near the middle of the second week, when 
pastor and evangelist were getting acquainted 
with prospects and learning to work to- 
gether effectively, the approaching epidemic 
of smallpox seized the pastor, consequently 
we lived behind the card for the remainder 
of the meeting and then some. There were 
only two ways for the pastor to help direct 
the meeting which already had a fine start — 
telephone and prayer. Brother Bame took 
the reins and with the Lord land the faith 
helpers went on to VICTORY. 

The evangelist made many friends in Bry- 
an among people of the different churches. 
He preached the Word unvarnished, with 



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JANUARY 30, 1924 



power from the Spirit of God, which after all 
brings the best attendance and marvelous re- 
sults. There were 43 confessions, all of 
whom except less than half a dozen will come 
to our church. Brother Bame baptized and 
received 27 before he left the field. For all 
the resiilts we give God the praise. 

Bame took with him the good-will of Bry- 
an folks and also the M. D. 's stamp of vac- 
cination which has 6xereised him to the ex- 
tent that he will not soon forget his good 
time and hard work at Bryan. 

The year 1923 ended in a splendid way fi- 
nanciaJly and we believe as well spiritually. 
Every department and organization is doing 
fine work, and each had ,a substantial amount 
in its treasui-y at the end of the year. 

Pray for us that we may keep his com- 
mandments and love his Precepts, and be 
faithful until the coming of our Lord. 

E. M. BIDDLE, Pastor. 



HIGH LIGHTS PEOM THE HIGH LANDS 
AT OAK HILL, WEST VIRGINIA 

Being busy it hardly seems possible that 
so mu^h time has elapsed since a report was 
forthcoming from this charge. When there is 
nothing being done there is nothing to report, 
and when a person is real busy there is not 
much time to report. The latter has been our 
predicament. « 

Following the splendid meeting held at 
Gatewood by Brother I. D. Bowman several 
members were taken into the church. The 
chiirch was completely re-organized. Trus- 
tees were elected, church officers and a dea- 
con, Brother James Pennington, were elected 
and installed. Brother Pennington is a tal- 
ented man laud gives promise of being well 
able to fill the office of deacon. Plans were 
made for financing the work, and everything 
was put on a sound basis. Some of the breth- 
ren said the.'chirrch was in the best shape it 
ever had been in its history. The people are 
interested and seem to want to make things 
go. There are new subscribers from there to 
the Evangelist, which is not a bad sign. 

Just one-fourth time is given them but 
with the attendance and interest with the 
present prospects the time may not be far 
distant when they will demand fuller time. 
There axe churches in the brotherhood with 
full time service that do not have one-half 
the attendance that there is at Gatewood. 
What is more encouraging there is a good 
field and at the present time there is a hard 
road being built which will give them a good 
outlet. The people are so congenial and 
friendly that it is a real pleasure to work 
with them, we only regret that we cannot do 
more. 

The work at Salem is in good shape, with 
good attendance for Sunday school and 
church services. During the winter with the 
changeable weather the roads get almost im- 
passable and the people must walk, but they 
come. The weather is not too rainy or mud- 
dy but what there will be a goodly crowd for 
services. They axe fine willing folks and it is 
a real pleasure to preach to them. Salem is 
a small community by Itself, and it seems 
that so many selfish interests which have dis- 
rupted communities have not yet gotten into 



this community. Here is hoping that they 
never do. 

Oak HiU is the hub of the work here, and 
presents a field for a large growth. 

We moved into the paraonage and took pos- 
session about the middle of November, but 
even yet there remains some things to be 
done. The parsonage is of faced brick, choc- 
olate mortar a six room and bath bungalow. 
Electric lights, hot water heat, water in 
kitchen, bathroom, both sides of the base- 
ment. That is, the water will be there as 
soon as the waterworks system is completed. 
This will be in the near future. There is a 
basement under the entire house. Two-thirds 
of the basement is finished up for Sunday 
school, socials, suppers and anything that it 
may be needed for along that line. 

The parsonage is as pretty and as conven- 
ient as any one would care to live in, and i 
dare say, is second to very few in the Breth- 
ren church. We hope to have a dedication 
this coming spring and we will tell you more. 
I made my home with Brother and Sister 
George Simpson until the parsonage was com- 
pleted. A better home would not be desired 
by any preacher. 

Miss Estella Myers spent nearly a week 
with us in December. She lectured and 
showed the curios one night at Gatewood. 
Lectured one night at Oak Hill and showed 
the curios and pictures another night. The 
house was crowded to capacity by an appre- 
ciative audience. Africa will mean more to 
the people of this community since her com- 
ing. She will be welcome any time she cares 
to come. The work here is going well. There 
is a large amount of sickness mainly of a 
mild order which interferes some with the at- 
tendance but in the main the attendance and 
interest is very good and what is more en- 
couraging to a pastor is, that it seems to be 
increasing. Eev. A. B. Duncan though near- 
ing his eighty-first mile stone has moved into 
town near the church. He teaches his class 
each Sunday and is a valuable councilor and 
adviser. 

One Satui'day night there was a commotion 
in the basement of the parsonage and soon 
after I suspected that there must be some- 
thing out of the ordinary. Dr. Duncan 
knocked at the door of the parsonage and in- 
vited us down. They s,aid it was a house 
warming. There were some hundred and fifty 
people there from Oak Hill and Salem and 
such a congenial and friendly evening 
warmed the heart, while all the good things 
that were brought to eat fai'ther down. 

The good people here have the vision and 
where there is vision many things are possi- 

EVAN 6 

ble. We appreciate the interest of the broth- 
erhood in the work of the kingdom here, and 
enjoy reading of advances elsewhere. 

FE.EEMAN ANKEUM, Pastor. 



end of the church, twelve feet from the ves- 
tibule. In this space are two Sunday school 
class rooms with a corridor between them, 
opening into the main auditorium. Above 
these rooms is a balcony, which affords two- 
more class rooms^ 

New electric wiring and fixtures replaced 
the others in the main room, and extra wir- 
ing was done in the basement where a com- 
plete change was made. 

Much credit is due the pastor, Eev. J. W. 
Brower and his committee in getting these 
improvements. The entire cost had been pro- 
vided for prior to the re-dedication service 
which was held at 11 A. M. by Eev. B. T. 
Burnworth of Flora, Indiana, who left Mil- 
ford ten years ago after a consistent service, 
a.s pastor, for seven consecutive years. 

At the noon hour, dinner w.as served cafe- 
teria style, and a regular "Homecoming" 
spirit was felt. At 2 P. M. another service 
was held consisting of short talks interspersed 
with special musical numbers. Among the 
speakers were Elder L D. Bowman, who is 
holding a series of meetings in Nappanee, a 
Mr. Widmeyer, superintendent of the First 
Brethren Sunday school of that place, Eev. 
Miles J. Snyder of Warsaw and Eev. N. E. 
Smith, pastor of the local- M. E. church and 
Elder Manly Deeter of the local Church of 
the Brethren. 

Eev. Burnworth 's forenoon topic was, 
"The Greatest of All Institutions." He also 
began a series of revival meetings on the 
evening of the same day. 

The pledges for the entire day amounted 
to $1,322.00. 

HATTIE V. GEOVES. 



MILFOED, INDIANA 

Milford the mother church, re-dedicated her 
church building on Sunday,. January 20. Ee- 
cently, improvements were made costing ap- 
proximately $1,200. 

A partition was placed across the south 



REPORT OF EECEIPTS FOE HOME MIS- 
SIONS DURING THE FOURTH 
QUARTER OF 1923 

M Membership in Home Guard. 

Gen'l. FUnd 

Br. Ch., St. James Md. (Juble© of.), $ 10.00 
Br. Ch., W. Alexandria, O., (Jubilee 

Offering), 20.00 

Interest, 4.07 

Mrs. S. Anderson, New Lebanon, O., M, 10.00 

G. W. Brumbaugh, Dayton, O., M 5.00 

Laura E. N. Hedriek & Family, Hal- 

landale, Fla., M 20.00 

Dr. M. M. Brubaker & Wife, Troy 0.,M 25.00 

Clara J. Niebel, Miamisburg, O., ..M 5.00 

Mrs. L. Belle Ham, Ft. Wayne, Ind., M 5.00 

A Friend, Camden, O., M 15.00 

Harvey Pottenger, Chili, Ind., M 5.00 

Bethel Br. Ch., Mulvane, Kans., 3.42 

Mrs. E. Donovan, Modesta, Cal., ...M 2.50 

Mrs. E. C. Mercer, Partridge, Kans., M 6.00 

Mr. & Mrs. A. Laudry, Sidney, O., M 5.00 

Mrs. Anna Clays, Sandusky, O., ...M 25.00 

E. P. Miller & Family, PMla, Pa., M 5.00 

Mrs. Harvey Naugle, Akron, O., ...M 25.00 

Refund from BeU Telephone Co., 25 

Cyrus Snyder, Glover Gap, W. Va., M 5.00 
Mr. & Mrs. Conrad Grief, Dallas Cen- 
ter, Iowa, M 10.00 

A Friend, DeGrafl, O., 6.00 

Br. Ch., Camden, O., 10.00 

Anna J. Leedy, Toledo, O., 1.00 

Geo. L. Fisher & Family, Centralia, 

Wash., M 15.00 

Emma Olinger, Meyersdale, Pa., . . .M 5.00 

Kate Olinger, Meyersdale, Pa., M 5.00 

Ella Geidlinger, N. Canton, O., M 5.00 

Laura E. Burger, Indianapolis, Ind,..M 5.00 
M. W., J. W. & Angeline Eikenberry, 

Kokomo, Ind., M 4.00 

B. F. Stutzman, Nappanee, Ind., 3.00 

Mr. & Mrs. H. B. Lehman, Glendale, 

Arizona, M 50.00 



JANUARY 30, 1924 



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Fred P. Piatt, Berlin, Pa., M 10.00 

Dora Miller, Altoona, Pa., M 5.00 

Th.e Spiggles, Meadow Mills, Pa., . . .M 5.00 

Etta Studebaker, Mulberry Gr., 111., M 5.00 

Mrs. E. 0. Miller, S. Bend, Ind., M 5.00 

Barbara Musser, Nappanee, Ind., ...M 5.00 
Mr. & Mrs. J. 0. Beeglilj, Ti-otwo(id, 0.,M 5.00 

Br. Ch., Listie, Pa., ' 28.00 

James W. Hunt, Johnstown, Pa., . . .M 25.00 
Mr. & Mrs. D. Crofford, Hallandal*, 

Fla., M 10.00 

Br. Oil., New Paris, Ind., 55.00 

Lulu Snellenberger & Family, War- 
saw, Ind., M 5.00 

Br. Gh. (Bethlehem) Harrisonburg, Va., .50 

Mrs. Fannie C. Swartz, . .' M 6.00 

Jacob S. Swartz, M 5.00 

H. A. Logan, M 5.00 

Grove Showalter, M 6.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Paul Price, S. Bend, Ind., M 5.00 

W. M. S., Liberty, Va., M 10.00 

Br. Gh. Seven Foutains, Va., 5.60 

I. N. Watson, New Lebanon, O., 3.00 

Mrs. Eoy Decker, Augusta, Mich., 1.00 

Interest, 5.38 

Mrs. H. J. Frantz, Enid, Okla., 1.00 

Alma Johnston, Corning Iowa, M 5.00 

Kate Johnston, Corning, Iowa, 2.00 

Mrs. Ira Plough, Somerset, Pa., ...M 5.00 

Mrs. A. C. Martin, Waynesboro, Pa., M 2.00 

Mrs. C. A. Will, Eockwood, Pa., . . .M 2.50 

Mr. & Mrs. I. Grubb, Johnstown, O., M 10.00 

H. S. Myers, Scottdale, Pa., M 5.00 

Br. Ch., Linwood, Md., 10.00 

Mr. & Mrs. E. E. Focht, Liberty, Ind.,M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. L. Mitchell, Eidgely, Md.,M 10.00 

Mrs. W. A. Price, Nappanee, Ind., ..M 5.00 

Mrs. J. A. Myers, Williamsburg, la., M 5.00 

Br. Ch., MeLouth, Kans., 18.00 

Sarah E. Gingrich, Martinsburg, Pa., M 25.00 

Br. Ch., Oakville, Ind., 37.50 

S. Lowman, M 2.50 

Scott Eichael, Grove City, Pa., M 40,00 

Euth D. Leismer, Boyne, City, Mich., 2.00 
Mr. & Mrs. E. W. Longnecker, Day- 
ton, O., M 10.00 

Mrs. C. M. Shaw, Washington, D. C.,. 1.00 
Mr. & Mrs. Geo. W. Good, Brookville, 

O., M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. O. W. Whitehead, Day- 
ton, O., M 5.00 

*Br. Ch., Eoann, Ind., 67.60 

P. E. Abshire, M 5.00 

Eena Bush, M 5.00 

S. M. Whetstone & Wife, M 5.00 

Mrs. Monroe Jones, M 5.00 

Mrs. Lee Shillinger, M 5.00 

Monroe Jones, M 5.00 

Mabel Shillinger, M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. WiUard Mouser, M 5.00 

Mrs. Ella Ovelman, Lemasters, Pa., . . 1.00 

J. W. Beer, Nickerson, Kans., ....M 5.00 

Br. Ch., SergeantsviUe, N. J., M 17.00 

Ida S. Leigh, SergeantsviUe, N. J., . .M 5.00 
Mr. & Mrs. G. C. Brumbaugh, Hill 

City, Kans., M 3.00 

Br. Ch., (Gretna) Belief ontaine, O., . . 37.41 

W. M. S., M 5.00 

S. M. M., M 5.00 

Br. Ch. , Akron, Ind., 6.65 

Aaron Showalter, Adrian, Mo., M 10.00 

Br. Ch., N. Liberty, Ind., 10.50 

Mr. & Mrs. W. F. Hay, N. Liberty, 

Ind., M 5.00 

B. E. Wise, Middle Branch, O., M 2.50 

Br. Ch., Morrill, Kans., 20.00 

E. L. Flickinger, M 5.00 

S. C. Flickinger, M 10.00 

A. P. Thompson, M 5.00 

Mary Saylor, M 5.00 

B. Nutterfield, M 5.00 

D. E. AVagner, M 5.00 

A. E. Whitted, M 10.00 

Glen McKim, M 5.00 

Mahlon Lichty, M 5.00 

C. L. Eoyer, M 5.00 

C. W. Showalter, M 5.00 

J. F. Kistner, M 5.00 

B. M. Lichty, M 5.00 

W. M. S., M 5.00 

Mrs. .7. Eookford, VanEtten, N. T.,.M 15.00 

Br. Ch., Eoanoke, Ind., 12.15 

Br. Ch., Loree, Ind., 54.30 



Br. CK, Middle Branch, O., 27.50 

W. M. S., Middle Branch, O., 5,00 

J. I. Hereter & Family, Gettysburg, 

P^a., M 10.00 

Anna E. Yarian, Eoanu, Ind., M 2.50 

Mrs. B. Evans, Johnstown, Pa., ...M 5.00 

Huldah Ewert, Dayton, O., M 5.00 

Mrs. Edith Dodd, Moravia, Iowa, ..M 5.00 
Mrs. Susan Bezona, Buena Park, Cai. M 10.00 

Br. Ch. & S. S., Kittanning, Pa., ...M 26.00 

Mr. & Mrs. C. E. Hooks, M 10.00 

Mr. & Mi-s. E. W. Hooks, M 7.00 

M. A. Witter & Wife, M 10.00 

W. M. S., M 10.00 

Br. Ch., Falls Gitv, Neb., M 85.00 

Br. Ch., OakviUe, Ind., (Add.), 2.00 

Br. Ch., Huntington, Ind., 11.00 

Gertrude Leedy, M 5.00 

Paul Smith, M 10.00 

W. M. S., M 5.00 

Susan Summers, M 10.00 

Br. Ch., Berlin, Pa., 65.84 

W. O. Barkley, M 5.00 

Mrs. W. O. Barkley, M 5.00 

W. C. BenshofE, M '5.00 

Mrs. Frank Boyer, M 5.00 

Frank Boyer, M 5.00 

A. B. Cober, M 5.00 

Minie E. Dickey, M 5.00 

Mrs. S. M. Hanger, M 5.00 

Mrs. D. Jay Musser, M 5.00 

W. H. Menges, M 5.00 

F. H. Meyers, M 5.00 

J. M. Musser, M 5.00 

W. A. Seibert, M 5.00 

Mrs. W. A. Seibert, M 5.00 

Mrs. Harry Smith, M 5.00 

D. C. White, M 5.00 

ilrs. A. J. Long, M 5.00 

Br. Ch., Dallas Center, Iowa, 40.00 

Mr. & Mrs. C. A. Eoyer, M 15.00 

Air. & Mrs. J. T. Eow, M 10.00 

Mr. & Mis. J. O. Gring, M 5.00 

Geo. E. Cone & Wife, M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. E. B. Eobinson, M 5.00 

Br. Ch., Bryan, O., 68.30 

Mr. & Mrs. Joe Kerr, M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. D. A. Erlsten, M 8.80 

Br. Ch., Oak HiU, W. Va., 20.84 

Freeman Ankrum, M 5.00 

A. B. Duncan, M 5.00 

Br. Ch., Gatewood, W. Va., 9.58 

Br. Ch., Waynesboro, Ea., 70.25 

J. P. Horlacher, M 3.00 

Barbara Heisey, M 5.00 

Mrs. V. E. Koontz, M 5.00 

J. Edward Cordell, M 5.00 

A Friend, M 5.00 

H. E. Smith, M 5.00 

Harry A. Miller, M 2.50 

Dr. H. E. Hoover, M 5.00 

C. E. Society, M 5.00 

Men 's Bible Class, M 5.00 

Phlathea Bible Claas, M 5.00 

A Friend, 10.00 

Br. Oh., Sidney, Ind., 6.36 

Mrs. J. B. Miller, M 5.00 

Martin Johnson, Massena, Iowa, . . . M 10.00 

Br. Ch. & S. S., Berne, Ind., 177.00 

Br. Ch., Milledgeville, HI., 55.00 

S. Livengood, M 10.00 

J. E. Miller, M 5.00 

Mrs. J. E. IVIiller, M 5.00 

Fannie Walker, M 5.00 

E. J. Meyers, M 5.00 

W. L. MiUer, M 5.00 

W. P. Beard, M 10.00 

N. P. Eglin, Hamlin, Kans., M 25.00 

H. C. Funderburg, New Carlisle, O., M 5.00 

Br. S. S., Meyersdale, Pa., 46.50 

Mr. & Mrs. N. J. Buckland, Oakland, 

Cal., M 20.00 

Br. Ch., N. Machester, Ind., 31.88 

Volunteers Bible Class, M 25.00 

Men's Bible Class, M 74.62 

Loyal Workers Bible Class, M 27.50 

20th Century Bible Class, M 25.00 

Geo. Conrad, M 5.00 

Union Ohmart, M 5.00 

Br. Ch., Masontown, Pa., 75.00 

Br. Ch. N. English, Iowa, 12.00 

Mrs. Mark B. Spac'ht, M 5.00 

Clarence Lortz, M 5.00 

(To be continued) 



ANNOUNCEMENTS 



THE INDIANA DISTRICT 

How would you like to labor for months 
and months with bills coming due and no 
money coming in to pay them with? That is 
what some of our mission pastors are doing 
just because you neglected to send in your 
mission apportionment which is 60 cents 
per member. Where could you spend 60 cents 
where you could get as great returns as in the 
spread of the gospel? It takes money in the 
Lord's work as well as in your own and it is 
far more important. Can it be possible that 
his work must suffer because we are eeltfish 
and will not sacrifice a few needless things 
for ourselves? Their bills are ours and no 
one else will pay t'hem for us. Please be 
prompt and send us what you can at once. 
This is the S. O. S. call. A few churches 
have paid some, only one has paid in full, 
and would you believe it, it was a mission. 
Only a few days after conference we received 
a cheek for the full amount from Muncie, 
Indiana — the first to pay up. These men are 
working hard on these fields and the missions 
of this district are in the best shape they 
have been for years. Now let us not discour- 
age and force them to leave these fields be- 
cause we don't pay them their salaries. 

AVho will be the first? Send all money to 
C. A. StewsJrt, Loree, Indiana. 



THE TIE THAT BINDS 



FORD-SCHIXjL — At eight o'clock Wednes- 
day evening-, December 26th, 1923, at a quiet 
but impressive home wedding, George D. 
Ford and Evelyn H. Schill were united in 
niarriiige by the writer. These are two most 
promising young people, whose lives botn 
promise to be very fruitful for Christ. The 
bride is a member of the First Brethren 
church of Philadelphia and by the time this 
notice is published, the groom will likewise 
be a member with her in the church. We 
covet God's choicest blessings upon them. 
E. PAUL, MILLER. 

MAUS-DONALDSON— Mr. Robert E. Don- 
aldson and Miss Mable M. Maus, were united 
in the holy bonds of matrimony on October 
27, 1923. The service took place at the home 
of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Josiah 
Maus, Denver, Indiana. Praying on them the 
blessings of him who ordained marriage, we 
believe this is the beginning of a home that 
will be a beacon light to any community. 
Mr. and Mrs. Donaldson will be at home to 
their many friends at 11314 Kercheval St., 
Apartment 57, Detroit, Michigan. 

J. W. CLARK. 

BARKER-COFFMAN — Mr. Perry Barker 
and Miss Marguerite Coffman, both of Fort 
Scott, Kansas, were united in the holy bonds 
of matrimony March 26th, 1923, the writer 
officiating. 

The best wishes of the people is for them 
a happy and useful life for many years. 

REV. CHARLES W. RUSH. 

CLUMM- CHANDLER— Mr. D. B. Clum, of 
Galesburg, Kansas, and Rebecca Chandler of 
Parsons, Kansas were united in the holy 
bonds of matrimony December 30th, 1923 by 
and at the home of the undersigned. 

We wish them many, many happy years of 
service before the Lord calls them from our 
midst. It is believed that they have served 
him nearly three score years already. 

CHARLES W. RUSH. 



IN THE SHADOW 



KROT — Eula Marguerite (Weilder) Krot, 
was born to Mr. and Mrs. William H. Weild- 
er, of Lafayette Township, Allen County, In- 
diana, on October 1, 1900 and departed to the 



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JANUARY 30, 1924 



spirit world on December 13, 1923 aged 23 
years, 2 montlis and 12 days. 

She leaves to mourn the loss one daughter, 
Irene Krot, mother, one brother and four sis- 
ters, besides her great grandparents and 
grandparents, i'our weeks and one day be- 
rore her death her father passed away in 
like manner from tuberculosis. 

On December 10, 1914, she united with the 
Brethren church of Roanoke, Indiana, but 
after moving with her parents to Aboite, 
Indiana, she was not permitted to attend the 
church of her choice. 

Funeral was conducted by the writer in the 
Christian church of Aboite and assisted by 
the pastor of that place. 

J. F. BRIGHT, N. Manchester, Indiana. 

LiENTZ — Samuel M Lenta was born in New 
Paris, Indiana, January 25th, 1860 and went 
to his reward May 29th, 1923. In ISSO he 
came to Adrian, Missouri, wliere he spent the 
remainder of his life. On February 28th, 
1884 he was united in marriage to Miss Ar- 
villa Eynian. To this unisn were born one 
daughter, Gertrude, wlio survives and a son 
Alpha, who died in infancy. 

Brother Leutz was ordained as a deacon in 
the Brethren Mission in Adrian, Missouri in 
1889. He was highly esteemed by all who 
knew him as a man of good character and 
principles. He is survived by his good wife, 
daughter, live brothers — A. J. Dentz of 
Adrian, Missouri; J. A. Lentz of La Verne, 
California; G. VV. Lentz near Rich Hill, Mis- 
souri; and C. A. Lentz of Leeton, Missouri. 
CHARLES W. RUSH. 

AMBLIDR — James L. Ambler was born 
March 21st, 1872 at Lelare, Ohio and was 
called to be with his Lord June 11th, 1923 at 
Detroit, Michigan. He leaves to • mourn a 
wife and seven children, all of whom live in 
this community; also two biothers, William 
Ambler of Standford, Texas, and Elias Am- 
bler of Fort Scott, Kansas. Brother Ambler 
was a man of conviction and always tried to 
do that which was right. 

CHARLES W. RUSH. 

PECK — Mrs. Blva Florence Peck was born 
July 13th, 1897 at Bronson, Kansas and de- 
parted to be witli her Loid September 4th, 
1923. She leaves to moui'n, a husband, a son 
seven years old, fattier and mother, two sis- 
ters and two brothers, besides the many 
dear friends. She was in the Brethren 
church only a short time, but was always 
faithful and loving in the service of her 
Master. CHARLES W. RUSH. 

MIIiljER — Arian A- Miller was born in 
Centerville, Pennsylvania, and died August 
28th, 1923. He was a member of the Breth- 
ren church for a long time. In later years 
he was afflicted with paralysis from which 
he died. Burial was made in the Fredonia, 
Kansas, cemetery. CHARLES W. RUSH. 

HARRIS — Mrs. Steve Harris was born in 
Olney, Illinois, February 8tli, 1852, and de- 
parted this life to her reward December 
28th, 1923, at the age of 71 years, 1 month 
and 20 days. She was united in marriage to 
Steve Harris. To this union were born five 
children; two died in infancy and two others 
later — Mrs. Belle Mason and a son. Chide 
Harris. She is survived by her devoted hus- 
band; one son, C. W. Harris of Fort Scott, 
Kansas; two grandchildren and three great- 
grandchildren; one brotlier, Thomas Garrett 
of Lincoln, Illinois and a niece, Mrs. Beasey 
of Supulpa, Oklahoma. 

Sister Harris was a devout Christian moth- 
er whom many learned to love. She dearly 
loved her church and did all she could for 
her Master. CHARLES W. RUSH. 

STUTZMABT — Mrs. Fred Stutzman of Cone- 
maugh. Pa., departed this life to be with her 
Lord Tuesday. November 3, 1923. She was a 
faithful member of the Coneonaugh cliurch 
and one of our active workers, having been 
an efficient teacher in the Sunday school un- 
til sickness compelled her to relinquish her 
duties. She leaves to mourn their loss, her 
husband, two sons and two daughters with 
a host of friends and relatives. The church 
loses one of its most staunch and regular at-- 
tendajits, while the neighborhood loses a 
good neighborly woman. The pastor con- 
ducted the funeral services, assisted by J. 
L. Bowman, an old friend and now pastor of 
our Pike church. The sympathy and prayers 
of a large circle of friends are extended to 
the bereaved family in their loss. 

GEO. H. JONES. 

MURPHY — Mr. Daniel Murphy of Vinco, a 
kindly and quiet brother in the faith, was 
called home to his reward, October 25th, 
1923. He leaves his wife and daughter, both 
members of the Vinco Brethren church, to 
mourn his demise. Brother Murphy was bap- 
tized many years ago while the undersigned 
was pastor of the Vinco church. His death 
was sudden and a shock to all. Interment in 
the Brown Cemetery. The writer was called 
upon for the sad duty of conducting the fu- 
neral services. Our sincere sympathy is ex- 
tended to the widow and loved ones In their 



loss. "Uncle Dan," as he was familiarly 
called, will be missed by many dear friends. 
GEORGE H. JONES. 

McCORMACK — Helen McCormack, one of 
our little Sunday school scholars, passed 
away as a result of a severe attack of pneu- 
monia. She was only six years old, but a 
bright little flower in the Master's service. 
The funeral was especially sad, due to the 
fact that only ten months before tlie parents 
were called upon to give up a little child. 
Truly the ways of God are past finding out. 
The sympathy of the church was prayerfully 
extended to them in their great sorrow. Fu- 
neral by the writer. 

GEORGE H. JONES. 

BEJVJVETT — Wilbert A. Bennett, infant son 

of W. A. Bennett, passed .away November 
29tli. Funeral services by the undersigned. 
GEORGE H. JONES. 

McCULLOUGH — On Tuesday night, De- 
cember 11th, 1923, Susan B. McCullough, 
aged eighty-seven years, passed on to be 
with the Lord. One son only survived her 
as all the rest of the family had died years 
ago. She was a most ardent follower of 
Jesus Christ till the last and testified short- 
ly before her deatli that he was getting 
sweeter every day and was all the world to 
her. She had been a member uf the First 
Brethren church of Philadelpliia for about 
twenty-live years and many are the souls 
wlio stand secure in Christ today because of 
the faith and prayers and help of this faith- 
ful and devoted servant of Christ. During 
the last few years she had been an inmate 
of an old widows' home wliere she was 
splendidly cared for to the last, the church 
securing this place for her when she could 
no longer care for herself. Our loss is 
heaven's gain. R. PAUL MILLER. 

FISHER — Wilber Wayne, infant son of 
Mr. and Mrs. Omer Fislier, was boi'n June 6, 
1923; departed this life after the short ill- 
ness of two days, on December 3, 1923, aged 
five months and twenty-seven days. 

Besides his parents he leaves one sister, 
Ruth; one brother, Ross; a grandmother and 
grandfather and many other relatives, who 
will miss him keenly. 

But we know that our loss is his gain, and 
that he is safe in the arms of him who said: 
"Suffer the little childen to come unto me, 
and forbid them not, for of such is the King- 
dom of Heaven." 

Rev. J. M. Reggel of Akron, Indiana, in 
charge, assisted by the writer, 

REV. J. W. CLARK. 

YEAGER — Samuel Yeager, a member of 
the Conemaugh church, and son of Sister 
Ida Yeager, of Franklin, passed away De- 
cember 20th, 1923. Brother Yeager was a 
sufferer for some years and made a splendid 
struggle to live. He was only 26 years old at 
the time of his death and leaves to mourn 
his departure, a wife and two little cliildren. 
He was a great sufferer, but had a great 
faith. The end was discerned long before it 
came and he conversed calmly and unafraid 
about his coming dissolution. He wanted to 
live for his family's sake, but was content 
to resign himself to the will of God. Fu- 
neral services in charge of his pastor, the 
undersigned, assisted by Rev. J. L. Bowman, 
an old friend. Interment in Headricks Ceme- 
tery. The family have our sympathy indeed. 
GEORGE H. JONES. 

WORKMAN — Florentine Conkle Workman, 
daughter of Peter and Elizabeth Conkle, was 
born July 28, 1858 and died September 7, 
1923, aged 65 years, 1 month and 9 days. 

She was married to J. B. Workman, Aug- 
ust 5, 1875. There were born to tliis union 
two children — Vessie, who lived only two 
years, and F. Guernze now living in Dan- 
ville. She had three brothers, Leeburgh and 
Hallie, both living, and Win. Bryant Conkle, 
deceased. 

She united with Christ and became a mem- 
ber of the Brethren church at Buckeye City 
early in life. She was loyal and true to the 
church. She was a good sister and good 
mother. May the Lord bless and sustain 
those that mourn. 

Funeral services were conducted by the 
writer in the Buckeye City church. 

ALVIN BYERS. 

CROOK — William H. Crook, son of Patrick 
H. and Nancy Crook, was born March 4, 
1849, in Wayne county, Indiana, and died at 
his home in Twelve Mile, Indiana, November 
28, 1923. He with his parents moved to Cass 
County at an early age. He was one of a 
family of eight children all having preceded 
him in death, with the exception of two 
brothers, Ashford and Willard Crook. 

He was united in marriage to Elza A. 
Young, Dec. 27, 1870, to which union were 
born two children, Delpha E. and James M. 
His companion preceded him in death Sep- 
tember, 1922, and the son in August of 1923. 

He leaves to mourn his departure one 
daughter, Mrs. Delphia Carson, of Twelve 
Mile, Indiana, and three grandchildren and 
one great-grandchild two brothers and other 
relatives and friends. 



He was a member of the Corinth Brethren 
church, which faith he accepted two years 
ago. Rev. A. C. Stewart in charge, assisted 
by the writer. j. w CLARK. 

FUERST — Mrs Susannah Fuerst, was born 
in Austria, Hungary, November 17, 1863, 
and died December 21, 1923, at her home in - 
Grandview, Washington, aged 60 years, 1 
month and <1 days. Mrs. Fuerst leaves her 
husband and ten children to mourn her pass- 
ing under the shadow. Funeral services 
were held from the 'Brethren church in Sun- 
nyside by the writer. F. G. COLEMAN 

Psa. 39:42. 

RIDDLE — Andrew Jackson Riddle was 
born near Inwood, Indiana. He passed to 
his higher life on January 2nd, 1924, aged 56 
years and 4 days. At twenty-one years of age 
he married Laura Inez Camerer. Thirty- 
three years ago they moved to Richland 
Township, Fulton County, near Tiosa, Indi- 
ana. 'This family has been saddened a num- 
ber of times in the last few years. Only last 
May, a daughter, Ella, passed away. He 
leaves behind a loving and devoted wife 
four sons, and four daughters. Rev E M 
Riddle, of Bryan, Ohio, Raymond of Tiosa' 
George of Rochester, Charles at home, Mrs 
Mary Borton, and Mrs. Bessie Cooper, of 
Mentone, Indiana, Bertha and Mabel at home 
Brother Riddle united with the Tiosa Breth- 
ren church thirteen years ago, and was al- 
ways interested in its welfare. 

Funeral services were held on January 
5th at Tiosa with Brother B. A. Duker, as- 
sisting the writer. 

S. M. WHETSTONE. 

POTTINGER— Harvei' A. Pottinger was 
born near Eaton, Ohio and at the age of ten 
years the family moved to Indiana and the 
rest of his life was passed in Wabash and 
-Miami counties. He was married January 

22, 18S2 to Florence B. Peters, and to this 
union was born one son, Charles, at whose 
home he passed away. Twenty-seven years 
ago he united with the Brethren church at 
Roann, Indiana, under the pastorate of Elder 
L. S. Bauman. Not only was his love for his 
heavenly Father and his church vitally in- 
tense, but he was also extremely interested 
in the welfare of others. On New Years' day 
he was stricken with apoplexy, and went to 
be with the Christ he loved. He was 68 
years and 3 months old. He leaves one son, 
Charles P. Pottinger and one granddaughter, 
Carmen Pottinger, seven brothers and three 
sisters. 

The funeral services were held at the 
Brethren church at Roann, Indiana, on Sun- 
day, January 6th by the pastor, assisted by 
Elder G. E. Swihart. 

S. M. WHETSTONE. 

WERJTER — Harriet M. Werner died at her 
home near Flora, Indiana, December 25, 1923, 
at the age of 78 years, seven months and 
thirteen days. She was a charter member 
of the Flora Brethren church but later trans- 
ferred her membership to Darwin. Funeral at 
the Darwin Brethren church by the writer 

B. H. FLORA. 

MORRIS — Chales Samuel Morris was born 
to Mr. and Mrs. William Morris, of Marshall 
county, Indiana, October 10, 1850, and de- 
parted from this life at the old Morris 
homestead, January 8, 1924, aged 73 years, 2 
months and 28 days. He was united in mar- 
riage to Mrs. Mary Ann (Clark) Morris on 
October 5, 1913. He leaves to mourn, wife 
and one sister, Mrs. Eliza Brown of La 
Porte, Indiana. 

On January 1, 1915 he united with the 
Church of the Brethren and a few months 
ago he transferred his membership to the 
Brethren church of Teegarden where his fu- 
neral was conducted by the writer and as- 
sisted by Rev. J. O. Kessler of the Church of 
the Bretiiren. 

J. F. BRIGHT, North Manchester, Indiana. 

MOHR — Mrs. Sarah Marilla Mohr, wife of 
Ellsworth E. Mohr of Pleasant Hill, Miami 
county, Ohio, departed from this life on Sat- 
urday, December 29, 1923, at the age of 32 
years and 24 days. Besides her husband she 
leaves four daughters, the youngest being 
just two years old. Sister Mohr was the 
youngest daughter of Brother and Sister Ja- 
cob Waymire and united with the Brethren 
church at the age of 12 years. Funeral ser- 
vices were conducted at the church by her 
pastor. Text: Mark 14:8. 

R. P. PORTE. 

PLETCHER— Mrs. Amanda Fletcher (Hen- 
ry), widow of Samuel Fletcher, died at her 
home in Cameron, West Virginia, November 

23, at the age of seventy-flve years. She 
united with the church at Aleppo, Pennsyl- 
vania, forty-five years ago, and lived a con- 
sistent Christian life. She lived to see her 
seven children grow to maturity. They are 
as follows: Isaac, Will, (3eorge, Jesse, of 
Cameron, West Virginia; Dr. John Fletcher of 
Nebraska; Mrs. Will Clark of Aleppo; and 
Mrs. Amos Barnhart of near Cameron. Two 
brothers and three sistes also suvive. Ser- 
vices were conducted from the home by the 
writer. W. S. CRICK. 



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Grant Street, 

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TABLE OF 

The Faithful God— A. J. McClain, 2 

Importance of Church Piaper— Editor, 3 

Editorial Review, 

Value of Personal Work— W. A. Steffler, 4 

Superannuated Fund— J. I.. ICimmel, 5 

Co-operation Between Minister and Layman— G. L. Anspach, 5 

Who Put the Quarantine on the Church? — DyoU Belote, 7 

Christ Ennobles Aspirations— Ruth Laughlin, 7 

The Church 111 — Maiy Pence, 8 



CONTENTS 

Family Worship — M. A. Witter, 9 

Editor's Notes on the Sunday School, 10 

Hungary Eager for the Sunday School, 10 

Peas in the C. E. Pod— C. W. Abbott, 11 

Junior Notes — Lois Prazier, 11 

Under the Northern Dipper — C. F. Yoder, 12 

A Missionary Who Baptized a King, 12 

News from the Field, 13-16 

Announcements, 16 



EDITORIAL 



The Faithful God 

By Alva J. McClain 



"Know, therefore, that Jehovah thy God], he is God, the Paith- 
ful God." So declared Mosies in a speech to the nation of Israel 
as an explanation of why God had chosen them to be his own peo- 
ple. The promise had been made with an oath to their fathers, and 
God is "the Faithful God." 

This was an astonishing thing to say about God in the days of 
Moses. The heathen gods of the time were not without their good 
points, but to refer to one of them as "the faithful god" wals an 
unheard of thing. The gods that the heathen knew were a fickle, 
tricky crowd. Faitlifulness was not one of their attributes. But 
Jehovah the God of Israel announces himsell: as "the Faithful God," 
.and it was this attribute chiefly that separated him from the false 
gods, and identified him as the true God. 

This conception of Israel's God is not confined to a single text, 
but pervades throughout the Old Testament Scriptures. "His 
faitlifulness reacheth unto the skies" (Psalm 36:5). He will not 
"suffer Ms falthfulneES to fail" (Psalm 89:33). His " f aitM ulness 
is unto all generations" Psalm 119:90). He has "done wonderful 
things, even counsels of old, in fadthfulneas and tnit'h" (Isaiah 25: 
1). The prophet cries, "Great is thy faithfulness" (Lam. 3:23). In 
Isaiah 11:5 we are given a glimpse of the coming Messiah, Jehovah 
manifest in the flesh, and we behold him as One with "faitlifulness 
the girdle of his loins." These passages are sufficient to indicate 
that one of the moral glories of Jehovah was, and is "Faithful- 
ness," an attribute never predicated to a heathen god. 

It is interesting to observe that the Hebrew word in these Old 
Testament Scriptures is "AMAN," a word which not only resembles 
our English word "Amen," but has practically the same meaning. 
It is in fact the ancestor of the English word, having been first 
transliterated into the Greek language, and .13ien into the English. 
The "faithful God," therefore, is the "Amen God." This wonder- 
fully illumines a New Testament passage. Revelations 3:14, in which 
the Lord Jesus speaks of himself as "The Amen, the faithful and 
true Witn'ess." The Christ of the New Testament is the Amen God 
of the Old Testament. Surely this invests the word "Amen" with 
a peculiar glory, and reminds us how carelessly we use it. We should 
not forget that as we close our prayer we are using one of the names 
of Christ. And there is something very precious about this, because 
its use in prayer sliould remind us that he in Whose Name we pray 



'Father, we ask these 



is "Faithful." It is as if we should say, 
petitions in Jesus' Name. He Is Faithful." 

Now the New Testament is full of the "faithfulness of God"' 
no less than the Old Testament. And it has here a very distinctive 
and striking use as the solemn guarantee of certain promises made 
to the Christian. Here are a few of these promises specifically guar- 
anteed by "the faithfulness of God": 

"God is faithful, by Who ye were called unto the fellowship of 
his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord" (1 Cor. 1:9). 

"God is fajithful, Who will not suffer you to be tempted above 
that ye are able, but will with the temptation make also the way 
of escape that ye may be able to bear it" (1 Cor. 10:13). 

"The Lord is faithful. Who shall establish you, and keep you 
from evil" (2 Thes. 3:3). 

' ' Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; 
for he is faithful that promised" (Heb. 10:23). 

"And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray 
God your whole spirit and soul and body be presei-ved blameless unto 
the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Faithful is he that calletli 
you, Wlio will also do it" (1 Thes. 5:23-24). 

The Faithfulness of God is a blessed fact to the believer, but 
it is an awful fact to the unbelieveB. For juist as God's Faithful- 
ness guarantees the fulfillment of all his promises to the believer, so 
also does it guarantee the fulfillment of every declaration made to 
the unbeliever. In one of the most solemn passages of the New Tes- 
tament it is written, "If we believe not, he abideth faithful, for he 
cannot deny himself" (2 Tim. 2:13). All that God has promised 
for the unbelieving — the outer darkness, the weeping and gnashing 
of teeth, the hell of fire, the torment, the second death — shall be 
brougiht to pass. There will be no failure. The same faithfulness 
that brings the Christian into eternal blessedness shall bring upon 
the unbeliever utter ruin. It cannot be otherwise. 

We have a Faithful God, but, inquires Job, "A faithful man, 
who can find"? The sufl'ering patriarch seemed to have had an apt- 
ness for propounding questions hard to answer and this one is no 
exception. A faithful man, who can find? Well there are some, but 
Job was right this far — ^^th,ey are difficult to discover. And the work 
of the church will never go forward until more of her memWers 
begin to nuanifest in their lives the "faithfulness of God." 



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By aature men are not faiChful to God. A faithful man is a 
miracle. A man cannot become faithful by tiying to be faithful. 
How often do we hoar that pitifnl resolution, ' ' I am going to try 
and be more faithful"! But there is only one way by which you 
may increase in faithfulness; you must get yourself and your mis- 
erable trying out of the way, and let Christ, the inaithful God, the 
wrote of "Christ in you, the hope of Glory." But "Christ in you" 
AMEN, reproduce in your life his own Faithfulness. The Apostle 
is your hope of everything, whether it be "glory" or "faithfulness" 
or any other virtue. May he have his way in our souls, for he alone 
can make us able to stand some day before the glory of his Pres- 
ence, and hear those comforting words, "Well done, thou good and 
faithful servant; enter thou iuto the joy of thy Lord." 

Los Angeles, California. 



Brother C. F. Yoder, writing under the heading "Under the 
Northern Dipper," shows his joy at being back in the homeland 
again. But in the midst of this joy he does not forget the burden 
of has heart — the mission in Argentina, and launches immediately 
upon the task of visiting the churches that he may the sooner return 
to the task that awaits him. Surely when he returns our hearts will 
go with him much further than heretofore. 

Our good correspondent from the ' ' Second Brethren church of 
Los Angeles" (note the new name, formerly Compton Avenue) re- 
ports splendid progress under the leadership of Brother E. M. Cobb. 
Fourteen persons recently made the good confession and ten others 
received by letter and relation. A new church! is now their aim, 
and doubtless they will get it. 



EDITORIAL REVIEW 



BENEVOLENCE DAY, PEBRUARY 24, when offerings will be 
lifted for Superannuated ministers and the Brethren's Home. 

If you have not reported your Publication Day offering, do It 
now. Send it to Brother E. R. Teeter at Ashland, Ohio. 

There are a plenty of non-church-goers in every community, who 
furnish a challenge to every church t'o get on the go. 

Only now and then do you find a person who can be called a 
genius, but every one oan so live that he may be called genuine. 

If you believe in God's ownership and man's stewardship, what 
are you doing to demonstrate that belief? "Faith without works is 
dead." 

From McLouth, Kansas, comes word of a campaign resulting in 
twenty-five confessions, seven of whom were baptized into the Breth- 
ren church (or ia it the Church of the Brethren — the two arc work- 
ing together there). 

A letter from our correspondent at Pleasant Grove, Iowa, reports 
a pleasant Christmas service and ,a new year business meeting whioli 
was characterized by harmony and dispatch of business. Brother 
Mark Spacht is the earnest pastor of this people. 

Dr. Shively's Educational Day offering gives still further evi- 
dence of loyalty on the part of churches toward our beloved college. 
We suppose Brother Shively would not be greatly offended if lie 
should have to make several more reports before next Educational 
Day, though he h.as thought several times he was all through. 

From Denver, Indiana, comes a report of a very successful eviaji- 
gelistic campaign conducted by the pastor who though laboring under 
great difficulties, succeeded by the power of God and the assistanc'e 
of splendid song leaders in directing twenty-five to the foot of the 
crossv Brother W. J. Johnson is the faithful and persevering pas- 
tor. 

Sister Mary Pence, pastor of the congregation at Limestone Ten- 
nessee, reports ,a campaign recently led by Brother S. E. Christian- 
sen, when five were led to accept Christ. The interest in and attend- 
ance at the regular services of the church show that the revived 
spirit s-tiU persists. They have recently rejoiced in a visit of Sister 
Estella Myers. 

Our correspondent from the' First church of Philadelphia states 
that the church is rejoicing and pressing forward under the leader- 
ship of their pastor. Brother E. Paul Miller, who, though in the first 
year of his pastorate, is leading the people out into larger things. 
Their White Gift offering amounted to $1140.00 which was divided 
between various interests. 

From Spokane, Washington comes an encouraging report from 
the pen of Brother J. 0. Beal. A number of accessions to the mem- 
bership during the year were reialized and also an improvement in 
spirit of the congregation. It is a great accomplishment to get a 
people working harmoniously, a thing that is necessary before any- 
thing else can be successfully undertaken. 



A very interesting report comes from Brother C. A. Stewart, 
who has closed his pastorate of more Chan six years at Twelve Mile, 
Indiana, where he accomplished a splendid work. He has entered 
upon his sixth year with the good people of Loree, and has become 
pastor of the College Comer church, wihere he conducted a meeting 
resulting in nineteen additions to the church. 

Appreciative readers at Lathrop, California rejoice in reports of 
progTess in the Lord's vineyard, and t'heir own work is maintaining 
their unusual commendable interest and faith. Our correspondent 
claims for the Lathrop church tlie longest histoiy and so the real 
"mother church" of the California district. And we guess they 
have a right to the distinction. They have made a wonderful con- 
tribution to the brotherhood in men and churches. 

The pastor of the Waynesboro, Pennsylvania church, reports 
"two items of news," namely, the recent revival conducted by 
Brother A. L. Lynn and the visit of the Gospel Team from Ashland 
College. The campaign by Brother Lynn resulted in fourteen con- 
fessions, and the service of the college boys proved of great help 
to the young people of the church. Brother Horlacher is proving 
himself a capable leader of this aggressive church and has won the 
confidence of the people. ' 

Brother E. C. Miller, evangelist, reports the very successful 
campaigns held at North Manchester, Indiana, and Muneie, the same 
state. At both of these places the seal of God was upon the work 
of Brother and Sister Miller and the churches were greatly strength- 
ened as a result of their labors. The number of converts at North 
Manchester have been previously noted. At Muneie there were sixty 
confessions, and the work was given a gi'eat uplift. The evangelist 
bears witness to the splendid constructive leadership of the pastor, 
Brother J. L. Kimmel. Brother Miller is now at Dayton, where 16U 
confessions were received at last report. Brother Gearhart writes 
tha^ they are anticipating 200 before the close of the campaign. 

In its call for the observance of Sunday, February 10, as Race 
Relations Day the Federal Council of Churches points out that the 
race problem has now extended to the North and West. This is due 
in a large measure to the widespread migration of negroes from the 
South to the industrial centers. 

It also states that the large number of Indians, Mexicans, Jap- 
anese and Chinese in this country add to the difficulty of solving the 
race problem. There are, it says, ten and a half million negroes in 
the United States. » 

The call, which has gone to scores of thousands of churches, 
says ' ' there is danger of racial clashes (in localities North and 
South." The observance of the day is under the Commission on 
Race Relations, of which Dr. W. W. Alexander of Atlanta, Georgia, 
and Dr. George E. Haynes of New York are secretaries. It calls 
for the c&change of pastors between the white and colored churches 
and for both white and colored laymen to speak on race co-operation. 

The day was instituted for the first time last year and was so 
widely observed, especially in the South, that it has been decided 
to make it an annual affair. AVord has just been received by the 
Commission from Dr. W. R, Moe, executive secretary of the Chicago 
Federation of Churches, that twenty colored ministers will occupy 
the pulpits of white churches and the same number of white min- 
isters will speak in colored churches. 



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GENERAL ARTICLES 



The Value of Personal Work 

By Wm. A. Steffler 



This is a subject of great importance to us all. I know 
of no loftier honor bestowed upon a Christian than that of 
assisting in the growth of the Kingdom of God. Who ever 
will be able to understand the value of "that personal 
touch"? Preaching from the pulpit is indeed an opportun- 
ity that many tim'fis has brought marvelous results in lead- 
ing some lost mariner to the Harbor of Safety, but as a 
whole, the results are small when they are placed alongside 
of the results of ' ' Personal Work. ' ' 

It has been quoted that "Soul Winning" is the Alpha 
and the Omega of Christianity and that every letter be- 
tween the first and the last should be permeated by the 
spirit wliich seeks the lost. 

I believe that it would not be taking too much liberty 
to say that a very large percentage of the readers of this 
column was introduced to the Lord Jesus Christ by a per- 
sonal word or deed of someone who was interested in the 
souls of others. 

Have you ever stopped to notice how personal soul 
winning is emphasized in the Acts of the Apostles? Pente- 
cost is passed over with com- 
paratively small mention but in 
regard to the church of the 
Lord Jesus going out as indi- 
vidual personal workers, we 
have John working here, Peter 
there, Philip yonder and the 
ordinary Christian layman- go- 
ing from house to house seek- 
ing to extend the Kingdom of 
the Lord Jesus Christ. Read 
the book of Acts over again 
and notice the truth of this 
statement. 

Personal Evangelism is the 
hardest task that confronts the 
Christian in this life. Not- 
withstanding the difficulties 
we encounter, it is the greatest 
privilege that the Lord has 
given his children. 

MT.iile on this subject it 
would repay us to realize that 
great stress is laid upon the 
winning of folks to Christ by 
an individual effort rather than 
upon any other method of accomplishing the same purpose. 
Take revival for example. The writer is thoroughly m 
accord with revivals — m fact, it is inconceivable to think 
that one can be a believer in the Bible and yet not believe 
m revivals; btrt what we are trying to emphasize is that 
personal soul winning is greater than revivalism when we 
realize that the aim of every true revival is to make the in- 
dividual Christian worker more interested in souls. A re- 
vival that does not accomplish this end is not a success. Both 
the pastor and the evangelist Avill agree to this. Eevivalism 
is fishing with a big net Avhile personal soul winning is 
fishing with a single hook. Not all Christians can handle 
the big net while all can use a single hook. All Christians 
are to be fishers of men. 

What is personal soul winning? This is the question 

that it would be well worth our while to stop and consider. 

First — it is an appeal to love. 1st John 3 :16-17. The 

greatest gifts of God to his children are his love, and his 

blessed Word. 

It is a very hard problem these days to talk of a love 



I Love to Tell the Story 

BY KATHERINE HANKEY 

I love to tell the story of unseen things atjove 
Of Jesus and his glory, of Jesus and his love. 
I love to tell the story, hecaiuse I know 'tis true; 
It satisfies my longings as nothing else would do. 

I love to tell the story; more wonderful it seems 
Than all the golden fancies of all the golden dreams. 
I love to tell the story it idid so much for me; 
And that is just the reason I teU it now to thee. 

I love to tell the story; 'tils pleasant to repeat 
What seems ea<ih time I tell it more wonderfully sweet. 
I love to tell the story, for some have never heard 
The message of salvation from God's own holy Word. 

I love to tell the story, for those w!ho know it hest. 
Seem hungering and thirsting to hear it like the rest. 
A.nd when in scenes of glory, I sing a new, new song 
'T'will he the old, old story that I have loved so long. 



that puts your neighbor first and yourself last. This love 
should be ours before we can be a successful soul winner. 

Second — It is an appeal for compassion. One of the im- 
portant facts to keep iii mind when doing personal work is 
that it all must be done in the Power of the Holy Spirit. It 
is he that gives us the love and compassion for the lost. 
Romans 5:5. The best definition of "compassion" that has 
ever been called to my attention is, ' ' Compassion is pity in 
action." For an illustration see Matthew 14:14. 

Between the Lord and the sinner there is a wide gulf 
and the Lord places his children there. It is up to each one 
of us that owns his name to take the love of Christ to the 
simier. Are you leaving Christ use you in this grand work ? 
K would help us to remember that we do not need any 
special "Gifts" for soul winning. 1st Corinthians, 12tli 
chapter tells us that there are certain gifts for various per- 
fomiances of work for God, but this passage does not tell us 
of any special gift for the soul witnier. An obedient and 
willing heat is what is required. It is a wonderul fact to 
meditate upon that personal work is the privilege of this 

age only. Think of it! No 
other age has enjoyed this God- 
given opportunity. How many 
of us are grasping this privi- 
lege? In Matthew 4:19 the 
Lord is calling his followers to 
become fishers of men. He is 
still calling his children today 
for this same Avork. When we 
stop to consider this subject we 
easily see that it is not only a 
privilege of this age but it is 
also a responsibility of this 
age (2 Cor. 5:20). 

Then further, it is the busi- 
ness of this age. When the 
Lord was here on earth he 
made it his business. John 4:4. 
Therefore if we are seeking to 
"follow in his footsteps," we 
must make it our business. We 
want to be like the cobbler 
who says that his business is to 
lead souls to Christ and that he 
was mending shoes to pay his 
expenses. The best way one 
can really determine the value of personal work is by mak- 
ing a canvass of your friends and find out just how many- 
accepted Christ through the Avork of an individual. Yes, 
that personal touch has meant much to those who consti- 
tute the church of the Lord Jesus Christ. One of the mentr 
bers of the Sergeantsville Brethren church who has just 
been brought into the Ark of Safety gives the following tes- 
timony : 

"I, like many others, was led to make a confession to 
the Lord Jesus Christ by the personal words of a dear 
friend. Although for more than seventeen years I have 
been outside the kingdom of God, now I can rejoice over 
the pleadings of a friend. Life is too precious to live in 
sin, so in return for God's gift to me, I give myself to him." 
Need we go any further to prove that personal work is 
a mighty weapon? No church that is doing worth v/hile 
work in a community is accomplishing these things without 
the aid of a great deal of personal work. No Christian who 
is a big worker in the church — one who is a successful lead- 
er and a teacher ever became us%Eul without the help of 



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personal work. Is your church a soul w innin g station? Are 
you a soul winner ? 

What God needs these days are children Avho will pass 
on to others that verse of Scripture, that experience of life 
which made Jesus SAveeter to them, that they too may find in 
their own lives that Jesus is "Altogether lovely and the 
chief est among ten thousand." 

May the prayer of each one of tis be, ' ' Lord, help me to 
be a soul "\viiiner. ' ' By personal work we are asking others 
to become a part of the "Bride of Christ." We have a 
message. Go t/ell it. 



Prayer 

Dear Jesus, we want to be used of thee in this great 
work. We want the Holy Spirit to guide us in all things. 
Give us day by day, the consciousness of thy Spirit's pres- 
ence so that all we do might be iu his strength and not our 
own. Many souls are passing into eternity day by day, 
many of which have no hope because someone has failed to 
do some personal work. Forgive us, we pray, our shortcom- 
ings in this matter and help us to grasp the opportunities 
that arise from day to day. We plead this in the name of 
the Lord Jesus Christ, our pei-sonal Savior, thy son. Amen. 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 



Superannuated Fund 

By J. L. Kimmel 



The time has come Avhen the offering for this fund is to 
be taken. 

These old veterans of the cross have faithfully and zeal- 
ously served the church iu their day and another opportu- 
nity has come to us to show our appreciation of their fidel- 
ity and devotion. It seems to me that it would be a real 
pleasure for the minister and the laity to do so. 

At such a time it appears to me our hearts would be so 
filled ■\\'ith gratitude and sympathy that our offering would 
be very generous. 

One of the outstanding characteristics of the early 
churc-h was to take care of the poor. 

Ti:e Master himself gives us a veiy beautiful example 
of his s^-mpathy and solicitude for people in their old age. 

When suffering the agonies of the cross at his crucifix- 
ion he turned to liis mother and said, "Behold thy Son." 
Then s;dd he, to the disciple Jolui, "Behold thy mother," 
and from that hour that disciple took her to his home and 
tradition says she lived fifteen years after that. 

The intense agony of the cross could not even take away 
from the Savior 's mind the solicitude he had for his mother 
in her old age. 

The Apostle Paul gives us another illustration of the 
spirit of that day -when writing to the Galatian church; he 
tells us of a discussion he and Bai-nabas had with the apos- 
tles at Jerusalem as to their mission to the Gentile world. 
The only condition he says they laid down Avas that they 
should remember the poor. And then this man of God very 
beautifully says. The same which I was also ^^'illing or for- 
ward to do. 

But I think that I hear some one say, Well, yes! 1 
think that is all right, Ixit then ministers should lay iip for 
old age just as other people do and not be poor when they 
get old'. 



But my friend, if that time lias come I think it is very 
uirfortunate for the church as well as for the muiister. 

Whenever a minister begins to think of making money 
and saving it, he cripples his usefulness and Ms ministry 
begins to wane. 

If we were the only church where this condition pre- 
vailed then of course, I would think there was something 
wrong with the Brethren ministry. But other churches 
much larger and older than ^ve have the same experience. 

For illustration, take the Protestant Episcopal church. 
In this church the ministers are supposed to retire at the 
age of 68 years, when they get from $600.00 to $2,000.00 per 
year pension. If a muiister dies and has dependent children 
they get from 100.00 to $300.00 per year. This church put 
on a drive to raise $4,000,000.00 for this pui-pose and sub- 
scribed $8,000,000.00. 

The Methodist Episcopal church put on a drive to 
raise $20,000,000.00 for their superannuated fund, and their 
ministers are supposed to retire at 65 years of age. 

The Baptist church put on a drive for this same fund 
and one man gave $11,000,000.00. I called up Dr. Everson 
of the First Baptist church and he said he did not know 
who the man was, whether it was Rockefeller or who, but 
some one man gave eleven million dollars for this fund. If 
some man in the Brethren church would give that sum I 
would remember his name and I am sure I would have no 
difficulty in doing so. 

Forty cents per member this year. BRETHREN, for 
this noble cause. Will the Brethren church do her duty, or 
will we have to blush for shame when the reports come in 
at Conference? 

Muncie, Indiana. ' 



Cooperation Between Minister and Layman 

By Prof. C. L. Anspach 

{Address at the Ohio Conference, held at Ashland, October t7 to 19, 1923. Published Serially. Part II) 



Now for our co-operation. The minister can make the 
appeal and may be successful in organizing but the minister 
can not manipulate the entire program. There is a part in 
that program for every man in the church. There is not 
only a part in the program for you but it is incumbent upon 
you to assume the responsibility. Whenever an indi^-iduai 
joins any sort of an organization it is expected that he will 
assume his share of the responsibility. In church work this 
rule is not exeeptioned. By the organization of men's 
clubs it gives a definite organization to which the pastor can 
turn for assistance. When there is no organization it is a 
case of the minister doing all the work or calling upon two 
or three faithful men to do it. 

There is a psychological principle, that we learn 
through doing. It is also a fact that we grow through aei- 
ing. Now this principle can be applied to church endeavor. 



This can be done by the organization of men's clubs. If 
you have such a club in your church it can co-operate with 
your pastor by assuming the responsibility of ushering. It 
can assume some responsibility for visiting. It can assume 
some respon,sibility for making preparation for the com- 
munion service. These are only a few of the many things 
that this organization can do. 

Another important thing that a group of men of this 
kind can do is to increase the feeling -ndth friendliness 
among the congregation on Sunday. In a certain church 
with which I am familiar the men's club had badges made 
with their names printed upon them. As soon as the ser- 
vice was over they circulated through the congregation and 
introduced themselves to all the visitors. While talking to 
the visitors their names were impressed upon the newcom- 
■ers. Now I realize that this plan will only work in a large 



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city church, but the point I wish to bring out is that in 
that church there was a feeling of friendlin'Sss that is not 
often found in city churches, and that that spirit was dtie 
to the fact that there was a group who were charged with 
that responsibility. 

In this same church this group of men held monthly 
meetings at which time they called in some outside speaker. 
These speakers were prominent men within the denomina- 
tion, prominent business men of the city, and ministers from 
other churches. 

One thing more which might interest this group that 
was carried on by this organization wais their boosting for 
church attendance. They were charged -with the responsi- 
bility of keeping up church attendance. At the end of 
each service the names of as many of those absent as they 
could think of were noted and postals were sent and per- 
sonal calls made during the week in order to boost the at- 
tendance for the next Sunday. Members of this conference, 
go back to your homes and try this method out and watch 
that evening attendance of yours jump from 6 to 15 and 
from 15 to several times 15. Don't blame your minister's 
preaching, if your attendance is low. Work a little your- 
self and watch results. 

In the third place the laymen and minister can co-op- 
erate in the conducting of a lecture course dliiing the Avin- 
ter mouths. We have a number of counti-y churches who 
do not have the benefit of a city lecture course. In these 
churches it would be an excellent thing if they would have 
a course of four or five numbers. By doing this you will 
be getting your young people interested in the church and 
in the church leaders. You will be getting people to come- 
in from the outside, as any neighborhood -will support a 
movement of this type. We can take an example from our 
sister church, the Church of the Brethren, Avho have insti- 
tuted a movement of this type with marked success. The 
Dickie church in this community has had such a course for 
several years. During their courses it has been their policy 
to bring in leaders of the church of the type of Governor 
Brumbaugh of Pennsylvania and President Kurtz of McPher- 
son College. In your course you could bring in leaders of 
our church. Invite the College Glee Club and Gospel teams 
in. The main object of such a plan is to introduce the 
young people of your congregation to the Brethren church 
at large. It is to give them a feeling of the largeness of our 
denomination. It is to make them feel that they are mem- 
bers of an organization larger than their home church. It 
is to give them a feeling that the Brethren church is after 
all a mighty force in the Kingdom of God. 

In the fourth place the minister and layman should co- 
oijerate in looking after the general welfare of the boys and 
girls of the church. This fact has impressed me more and 
more. As to ho^v that can be done I feel that we can suc- 
ceed to a large degree if we will birt direct the reading mate- 
rial of our boys and our girls. A recent survey has been 
made by a professor in the University of lo'wa and he has 
discovered that of all the heroes chosen by high school boys 
as their ideal that Jesus Christ the greatest leader of all 
times is the lowest one on the list. Less than two per cent 
of the boys replying to the questionaire designated Jesus as 
their pattern for their lives. Now that brings up the ques- 
tion as to what is the trouble, and I believe that when it is 
properly diagnosed the main difficulty will be found in the 
fact that as parents we have paid little attention to the 
direction of the reading materials for the boys and the girls. 
We as parents have ordered and subscribed for magazines 
which will interest us, and have ordered none for our chil- 
dren. Again we have come to the conclusion that because 
we have not felt the need of reading material for ourselves 
that our children do not need anything of this sort. Now I 
realize that magazines are expensive and that there are fam- 
ilies who can not afford to take papers for their children 
but here is where the laymen's organization of the church 
should come in. They should provide a reading room and 
den for their boys of the church. Some of you . rural 
churches will have less trouble in interesting your young 



people in church work if you provide them with a place to 
meet during the week. Now it is important that this be 
done, for, as has been mentioned, you could then direct the 
reading of your boys. You could stock this room with 
good wholesome stoi-ies that will bring out the great points 
in the life of Christ. I venture that if this were done that 
there would be miore than two per cent of our boys that 
would pattern after his life. Another reason for doing this 
is because it will connect the boy Avith the church during 
the time when he should be affiliated with it. We have 
knoAvn for a number of years that during a certain period 
of the boy's life that there is a developing of the instinct 
of gregariousness or love of association with his fellows. We 
have known for a long number of years that at certain per- 
iods boys will gather together and form gangs. We have 
kno-wn tliis, I say, and yet we have been very slow in utiliz- 
ing it for good. We have allowed them to form organiza- 
tions outside of the church when they could just as well 
have been tied up to the church and made a power for good. 
If you have been negligent in this regard, return now to 
your churches and do something for your young people. 
Remember, "Train up a child in the way he should go, and 
he will not depart from it. ' ' 

In the foi;rtli place the minister and laymen should 
unite in the formation of a Junior church. We have some 
difficulty in getting our boys and girls to stay for the 
church services. There is Uttle wonder that this is so, for 
these services are built for one class and that is the adtilt 
class. If you will but remember back to your own child- 
hood days you will remember long hours sitting upon hard 
bencht»;5 wondering what it was all about. And the reason 
you did not enjoy it was because the service was designed 
for your parents and not for you. Now we also know that 
the child is born with a spirit of possession. The dawnmg 
of a new day for the child takes place when he first realizes 
the feeling of possession. When this period daAvns he be- 
gins to denote possession by the use of the pronouns "My" 
and "Mine." We have Icnown for long years that the child 
is happy in possession. We have known these things I say, 
and yet we have failed to use them for the good of the child 
and for the good of the Kingdom of God. 

Now my idea is this, if you remember the long hours 
spent in services that you did not comprehend and if you 
know that the child will be interested in something that is 
his own, why not utilize that information by building a 
Junior chu^•ch for these children? This church should be 
organized, and cared for by some laymen in the congrega- 
tion. The adults should have no part in it except as vis- 
itors. Have men come in and speak on different subjects 
which will interest the children. Allow the children to 
conduct their own singing and organize their own commit- 
tees. In places here this movement has been tried, it has 
been successful. If you do not have a Junior church, try 
one. 

My last point for co-operation between minister and 
layman is regarding finance. In the discussion of this topic 
I am reminded of the story which Dr. Miller tells. When 
the members of a certain congregation were solicited by the 
pastor for funds, one of the members arose and said, "Rev- 
erend, isn't the water of the Lord fveeV And the good'; 
minister replied, "Yes, my brother, but joii must pay for 
the piping." A goodly number of our church members are 
still under the impression that the waters of the Lord are 
free and forget all about the cost of piping. Then again, 
chere are some church members who are like the man who ' 
was kicking because his wife was spending too much money, j 
As this story goes, one day a certain man was talking to a; 
friend and said, "John, I don't knoAV what I am going to 
do with my wife. She is an awful spendthrift. In the 
morning she wants fifty cents, and then at noon she may 
ask me for a dollar and at night she wants more money. The 
next day it is the same. Now this is Thursday and everyj 
day this week she has asked me for money." Then the 
friend asks, "'V\Tiat does she do with all this money?' 
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give ber any." That story typifies some church members. 
They are always kicking because the church needs money. 
If we would give some once in a while, she would not need 
to ask for it all the time. 

Now layman, remember when you return home that the 
church needs money the same as any other organization that 
is trying to do business. Remember that your minister in 
order to direct your church must have something to run it 
with. Remember that you must invest something if you 
"wish to receive any dividends. Now then, Mr. Minister, re- 
member that there are times when your congregation can 
afford to give more than at other times. Remember that at 
certain seasons of the year your people will give more than 
at other times. Remember this and then get your money to 
run your plant when these good times come. 

I think now that I have touched on several points which 



can be used as a basis of co-operation for pa.stor and lay- 
man. Again I call your attention to the picture of Moses 
standing on the hillside with outstretched hands, supported 
by Aaron and Hur. As you recall that picture, Mr. Minis- 
ter, I would direct your attention to one thing in that pic- 
ture and that is that Moses believed in co-operation for he 
gave these men something to do. They supported his arms? 
until the sun went do'wn. And Mr. Layman I would call 
your attention to the fact that Moses did not win the bat- 
tle for Israel that day alone. It was through Moses' sup- 
ported by tM^o followers. Your minister cannot win the 
fight for your church alone, any more than Moses could win 
his fight alone; it is necessary to have your support, and 
herein lies co-operation. I only add one more sentence, "If 
you know these thuigs, happy are you, if you do them." 
Ashland, Ohio. 



Who Put the Quarantine on the Church? 

By Dyoll Belote 

Most folks have learned to keep shy of the red or yel- 
loAv card appearing on the door of a dwelling, for well 
they know that within someone is passing through a siege of 
some sort of contagious disease, and none care to unneces- 
sarily expose themselves to contagon. And none of us 
question the reasonableness of such precaution. 

But we should certainly like to help capture the fellow 
who would place a card on someone 's home where there was 
neither illness nor contagion, and thus bring discomfort and 
inconvenience to the inmates of the domicile. We should 
consider such acton neither funny nor sensible. 

Upon occasion it has been necessary to close the 
churches because of an epidemic of some sort that made it 
seem wise to discourage all public assemblages for a period, 
until the probability of contagon has been lessened. In 
such cases the church has made no serious objectons, for the 
action seemed justified. But we shoidd like to catch the 
person who started the idea that seems to have gotten 
abroad that too frequent attendance at the seiwices of the 
church might expose the attendant to some contagion, and 
that the church is therefore to be attended but occasionally, 
or with infrequent regularity. 

Of course we know that folks art not afraid of physical 
contagion for the church, but why shall they be afraid of 
mental contagion? Some of the very people who refuse to 
expose themselves to the influence of the service of the 
church will take chances on going where they are subjected 
to the influence of other forces, and fail to comprehend 
that the same law of contagion holds in the physical, mental 
and spiritual realms. If we keep ourselves within the 
circle of influence of the laws of health we shall luidoubted- 
ly be healthy. If we subject our minds to the influence of 
the best and noblest thoughts of men we shall be biased to- 
ward better and nobler thinldng. And if we .xpose our 
souls to the ennobling and transfomiing influences of the re- 
ligion of Jesus Christ we shall be saved and kept. 

Folks naturally are afraid to expose themselves to con- 
tagion, and we commend them for their good judgment, but 
the church is not a disease-breeding or disease-spreading in- 
stitution. Rather it is an inoculating dispensary where the 
sin-sick may be treated, and a cure is guaranteed^ — if the 
directions are followed. 

The person who refuses or neglects to attend church 
does so because he or she finds more pleasure in the enjoy- 
ments of sin than in the blessings of worship. Come, come, 
friends, why not expose yourself to the contagion of some 
great, uplifting thoughts upon the Sabbath day, and set. 
what a difference it will have in your life? I dare you to 
'make the venture. The doors of all the churches are open 
on the Lord's Day, waiting for you to enter and find the 
fellowship which God's Spirit waits to bestow upon you. 

Uniontown, Pennsylvania. 



Christ Ennobles Aspirations 

By Ruth S. Laughlin 

"Heaven is not reached at a single bound 

But W'e build the ladder by wliich we rise 

From the lowly earth to the vaulted skies 

And we mount to its summit round by romid. " 

The gradualness of gro-wth is a characteristic which 
strikes the simplest observer. We all, as a mirror, reflect 
the character of Christ when he is ever present with us, and 
we are transformed from character to character — from a 
poor character to a better one, from that to a more complete 
one, — until by slow degrees the perfect image is attained. 
During this growth there are many broken steps, where one 
falls back and feels as if there were no use to keep on, that 
he might just as well lie in the dust, that he will not be 
missed, anyway, but an aspiration comes to him, he takes 
hope and he praj^s. Christ's character is reflected upon him 
and another step on his ladder of character is taken. 

Christ's Words, "Consider the lilies of the field, how 
they grow, they toil not, neither do they spin, yet Solomon 
ill all liis glory -was not arrayed like one of these," were 
not a general appeal to nature. Man is not only to adtaire 
the lilies for their beauty, to dream over the delicate 
strength and grace of the stem a.nd leaf, but consider how 
the lily of the field awakes without care or anxiety, into 
loveliness. How many lives Christ wakens and canies on 
to higher things, on to loveliness ! Fanny Crosby gave tes- 
timony, in her beantliful, thoughtful hymns, of her aspira- 
tions ; although blind to nature all through her earthly life, 
she was able to see into the things beyond, by the help' of ' 
Christ. Our own missionaries are inspired by Christ to 
earry on their great work; we are in,spired for our own 
church work at home by Christ and his teachings. Many 
times wo find ourselves in the" "slough of despond." We 
say, "It is useless for me to try, I might just as well stop 
trying," but just then Christ sends his angel around to 
say a kind, encouraging word to us or sends us to some one 
in need. You have been inspired and are able to go on and 
do greater and nobler work. I-et one choose life and live 
continuously as a living branch in the vine, and the "True 
Vine's" life will flow into his soul, and Christ will be 
formed in him. 

State College, Pennsylvania. 



He is a path, if any be misled; 

He is a robe, if any naked be i 
If any chance to hunger, he is bread ; 

If any be a bondman, he is free ; 

If any be but weak, how strong is he ! 
To dead men life he is, to sick men health ; 
To blind men sight, and to the needy wealth ; 

A pleasure without loss, a treasure without stealth. 

— Giles Fletcher. 



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THE BRETHREN PULPIT 



A Church 111— The Lack of Worship 



TEXT: 



By Mary Pence 

' ' Worship Cod ' '—Revelations 22 :9. 



When the home of the first Gentile convert was entered 
by Peter, Cornelius fell at his feet to worship him, but 
Peter forbade him. When Paul healed the man impotent in 
his feet at Lystra the people set down to worship Paul and 
Barnabas, saying, "The gods have come down to us in the 
likeness of men." This worship, was refused with horror. 
John the Revelator fell down at the feet of the angel to 
worship him, but the angel forbade him, saying, "Worship 
God. ' ' Satan promised! great things if Christ would woi-ship 
him, and Christ rebuked him, saying, "It is written. Thou 
shalt worship the Lord thy God, and hdm only shalt thou 
serve." Good men refused to be worshipped; angels re- 
fused to be worshipped; Christ refused to worship Satan. 
But Christ accepted without hesitation or protest the wor- 
ship of men and of angels, and devils feared and trembled 
before him. The disciples "came and held him by the feet 
and worshipped him." "And they worshipped him and re- 
turned to Jerusalem with great joy." Poor fishermen wor- 
shipped him; earth's wisest men worshipped him and gave 
him rich gifts. 

■ In Revelations chapters 4 and 5, we have the throne 
scene in heaven. The four living creatures rest not day and 
night, saying. Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which 
was, and is, and is to come ; the twenty-four elders fell down 
before the throne and worshipped him that liveth for ever 
and ever ; and in the midst of the scene stands the Lamb of 
God, Jesus Christ, and the elders and the living creatures 
fell down before him "and they sang a new song" before 
the Lamb. These praises were mingled vdth the voices of 
many angels and the number of them were ten thousand 
times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands; saying 
with a loud voice, "Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to 
receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and streirgth, and 
honor, and glory, and blesspig. " Then every creature in 
heaven, and on earth, under the earth, or in the sea give 
glory to God and the Lamb forever and ever. That passage 
in Revelation and kindred passages are well worth our 
study and meditation as models for our own worship. 

We see that Jesus the incarnation of God, is to be 
worshipjped. "At the name of Jesus every knee shall bow 
and every tongue shall confess that Christ is Lord to the 
gloiy of the Father. ' ' 

It has always been a thing highly displeasing to God 
when men set themselves up to be worsliipped. Satan has 
had much success getting men to worship himself, and manji- 
men follow his example. One day Herod Agrippa I, ar- 
rayed himself in royal apparel, and sat upon his throne, and 
made an oration to the people. The people declared him to 
be a god; and immediately he accepted this adoration "and 
gave not God the glory"; an angel smote him, and he was 
eaten of worms, and he died. This is a good illustration of 
how God loots upon such worship. On the other hand Dan- 
iel was delivered from the lions because he refused to make 
his petition to the king instead of to God. 

Human nature seems to be implanted with a tendency 
to desire to be honored by men. Hoav many men have fallen 
in disgrace whose ambition it was to be a world ruler, not 
to benefit the human race, but to receive glory and honor to 
themselves; and not a few have made themselves equal to 
God. The world's ambition generally is this seeking to be 
glorified before men and by men. 

Many religious leaders have the same ambition, but of 
course they are not leaders under King Jesus. Mohammed 
drew to himself whole nations of people away from Christ 



the Son of God. His followers bow not toward the city of 
the great King but toward Mecca the shrine of Mohammed. 
Alexander Dowie did not bring men closer to God; he had 
them get their eyes on himself. Mrs. Eddie gave God no 
glory. Those who accepted her teachings were her own 
worshippers, who fully expected her to rise the third day. 

There is not only the tendency in the human race to 
take honor to itself, but God has given to man the faculty 
of worship which is one of the five faculties of the spirit of 
man. God gave man this faculty that he might worship God 
himself. God also gave man a will that he might choose to 
A\orship liim. To that end were Ave created that Ave migni 
be a glory, honor, and praise to God; that God might "come 
to be glorified in his saints." It was for this cause Christ 
died ; unholy, sin-marred people camiot worship a holy God. 
God gave Christ to the world and through his atoning blood 
an unholy people can have holiness imputed unto them, 
then can they truly use the faculty of worship to Avorship 
God. We believe the highest ideal that man can have is not 
giving, and gomg, and doing for God so much as that his 
worship of God might be in spirit and truth; that his 
praise, adoration, and thanksgiving might please God. 

God not only created in man the faculty and the Avill 
to help him to worship God but he reminds man in the A^ery 
first commandment that he demands Avorship of man expects 
liimself and posterity to be blessed. Sin had marred the 
beauty and perfection of God's creation; sins generally and 
idols in particular had separated between man and God. So 
God Avrites, "Thou shalt have no other gods before me"; 
nor could men make a likeness of anything to boAv doAAT.i 
to, or seiwe, "'For I the Lord thy God am a jealous God." 
And the very next commandment is, "Thou shalt not take 
the name of the Lord thy God in A'ain. " 

Nothing Israel ever did so provoked God to jealousy 
and anger as the breaking of the first commandment. All 
his love for Israel seemed to turn to a deadly fury Avhen the 
people made the golden calf and called it their god of de- 
liverance. Had it not been for the intercessions of Moses, 
God's fury Avould have had full vent. The breaking of the 
first commandment was the foundation cause of the Seventy 
Years' Captivity, that great blot on the pages of Jewish his- 
tory. 

But not only the Jews that broke that commandment, 
but the Gentile Avorld became guilty and Avithout excuse be- 
fore God. They "changed the glory of the incorruptible 
God into an image like unto corruptible man, and to birds, 
and four-footed beasts, and creeping things. . . and Avor- 
shipped the creature more than the Creator." Some form 
of idolatry gives vent to the spirit of Avorship in any unre- 
generated people. 

God is a jealous God. He suffers none of his creation 
to put anything before himself. He demands first place. 
Idols are not ahvays carved out of stone ; that which occu- 
pies -first place in life 's affections is our idol, our god or 
God as the case may be. We cannot claim to serve God 
unless Ave worship him. 

Whal is the matter AAdth true worship Avith the profess- 
ing church today ? Is the church body of one accord in one 
place for the sole purpose of worshipping God in that man- , 
ner that characterized the Apostolic church? When we 
meet in our churches is it to AvhoUy detach ourselves from 
things earthly, and attach ourselves to our God to truly 
Avorship him in song, in prayer, and in the Avord of testi- 
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seraphims sang, "Holy, lioly, holy, is the Lord of Hosts; the 
whole earth is full of his glory." Does the church today, 
as did Isaiah in God's holy presence, confess its unclean- 
ness and iniquity? Job says, "But now mine eyes seeth 
thee. M'^herefor.e I abhor myself and repent in dust and 
ashes." Could the church once see the majesty, glory, and 
beauty of Jesus Christ in the midst of his people we would 
then fall before him and give him all honor, and glory, and 
praise. 

The church today is too busy about much serving to 
sit at the feet of Jesus to worship. Dr. Torrey reminds us 
that the seraphims of Isaiali, chapter six have more wings 
for worship than for service. Two wings were used to cover 
the feet and two to cover the face in worship, but only two 
used for service. But today one of the fundamental weaR- 
nesses of the church is more and more misplaced service, 
and less and less of worship. Before any our serving God 
wants our affections, that attitude of heart that recognizes 
and declares to God his holiness, mercy, justice, faithful- 
ness. The more we worship God the more effective service 
we will render. 

Many of the church hymns now used lack the element 
of true worsMp, not giving any pi'aise or gloi-y to God. 
Such cannot inspire worship in the assembly. Even many 
tunes reflect the non-worshipful spirit of the age; praise 
and testimony at prayer meetings is a thing almost un- 
kuoATO; prayer has become almost wholly petitions, with 
little praise. Did more true praise flow from our hearts, pe- 
titions would avail more with God; sociability is a good 
thmg in the house of God, but if there is not the proper rev- 
erence, and the attitude of worship, the sociability will not 
be fellowship m the Lord Jesus, but merely that of the 
world. The great end to be attained in the whole religious 
system is to "worship God in spirit and in truth, for the 
Father seeketh such to worshija him. ' ' 

The remed.y for this fundamental ill of having only a 
form of godliness lies with the individual. The more you, 
my brother and sister, wox'ship God in your own secret 
closet that much stronger will the spirit of worship be at 
church services ; and that much more will sins and idols that 
separate from God be obliterated. 

Our exhortation is, let us consider our worship of our 
great God and Savior Jesus Christ : is it worship or only 
form? Let us give ourselves whole heartedly to our pri- 
vate and public worship. Our prayer is, that the Holy 
Spirit may help us to that -worship of God such as \\n\l 
make us to be unashamed before him who will come and 
will not tarry, in whose presence ^^•e will more perfectly 
worship throughout eternity. • 

Limestone, Tennessee. 



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In Christ there is no East nor West, 

In him no South nor North ; 
But one .great fellowship of love 

Throughout the whole wide earth. 

In him shall true hearts everywhere 

Their high communion find; 
His service is the golden cord 

Close binding all mankind. 

Join hands then,' brothers of the faith, 

Whatie'er your race may be, 
Who serves my Father as a son 

Is surely kin to me. 

In Christ now meet both East and West, 

In him meet South and North ; 
All Christly souls are one in him 

Throughout the whole wide earth. 

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FAMILY WORSHIP 

and the Quiet Hour 



What a privilege is ours as the children of God that we 
may invite our Lord to join our family circle and daily 
have his counsel and his blessing upon our lives. As the 
cold wintry blasts of these February days remind us of the 
cold and heartless world of sin outside his fold, so m,ay the 
■warmth and fellowship of the cheerful fireside remmd us 
of the great loving heart of him who said, "Him that coni- 
eth to me I will in no wise cast out." May he abide within 
and warm our hearts in fervent love for himself and for all 
for whom he died. 

Sunday, Deuteronomy 6:5; Iveviticuis 19:18. What 
peace and' power awaits evei-y soul that will "loiow" and 
' ' lay to heart ' ' the first commandment of all and the second 
that is like luito it. 

God, may we so walk after thy Spirit that the right- 
eousness of thy law of love may be fulfilled in us. 

Monday, Acts 16:31-34; Gen. 18:19. The greatest ser- 
vice any parent can render is to lead his own children to a 
life of faith in the I^ord Jesus Christ. 

0, our heavenly Father, hear our prayer that parents 
be made to realize their responsibility touching the spiritual 
welfare of their children. 

Tuesday, 1 John 4:1-4; Colossians 2:8-10; Hebrews 1:3. 

What a Savior — "all the fubiess of the Godhead'" in a hu- 
man body! What a salvation — "complete in him, the head 
of all principality and power." 

Thou blessed Son of God, help us to know the whole 
truth about thee whom to kno-w is life eternal. 

Wednesday, Acts 17:29-31; Acts 4:12. Jesus Christ 
came to save the unevamgelized millions as truly as to save 
us. There is no other way for them to be saved but through 
his name. 

Lord Jesus, may faithful witnesses tell of thee to the 
uttenmost part of the earth. 

Thursday, 1 John 2:15-17; 2 Timothy 4:10-16, 17.. 

IIow clamorous the appeals of the world ! How many today 
go the way of Demas, losing their power and their testi- 
mony for Christ? 

May the love of God shed abroad in our hearts keep us 
from the greed and selfishness of the age in which we are 
living. 

Friday, Philippians 2:13; Ephesians 6:10-18. "In the 

power of ]iis might," "It is God that worketh in you," 
M^hat infinite provision for our victory in every conflict with 
evil. 

Lord, help us to know the greatness of thy power 
working in thy believing children. 

Saturday, John 21:15-17; 1 Peter 5:2-4, "Wlien the 
chief Shepherd shall appear" — What rejoicing for the faith- 
ful under-shepherd ! What woe for the hireling false teach- 
er ! 

Thou Great Shepherd of the sheep, keep thy pastors 
true to thy word in all their teaching and in all their living. 

M. A. WITTER. 



There is no heart impervious to kindness. No ice can 
always resist the warmth of the sun. Sooner or later a 
"soft answer turneth away wrath." 



Beyond the sunset in God's land our loved ones who 
have gone are waiting and watching for me. Thank God, 
this is no delusion. 



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_,-. ,»T r^ -1 c< J CI IT sible for him to follow any longer merely in 

Editors Notes On the Sunday School Lesson the track made by Moses. God had made Mm 

Joshua and the Conquest at Canaan '^ ^=^i'"°^' ''^^t'^'^'- «^a>i ^ ^'^^^ °^ P^^^^^' ^"^ ^^ 

was conscious that his real work lay on the 

{Lesson for February 17) other side of Jordan. Now had come the 

Devotional BeaJioig-Psalm 47. - for the law of God against the disposition ^me to dispossess the inhabitants of Canaan ■ 

Lesson Material-.Tosh^Ia, chapters 1 to 11; of many to follow their own devices. and to bring to its completion the long pre- 

„„-,,, ■ 1 i T 1 ■ paratoi-y work of Moses. 

i'?i ■ and 24. Verse 8. God had promised to Joshua wis- •' , , , ^, 

■ ' „ i -r ,, -, 1 ,> oo 1 5 -, -, ■ 1 -. t .-, ■ T -, 1. 4.1, 4. -^t meant a new departure. There was a 

Printed Text — Joshua 1:1-9; 23:1-3. dom .and guidance, but this did not mean that t- , , , , • ,• • i i 

_ ^T , 4.1 • 1, 4.1. J! -i^,! ,f, . . 4. , ., 1 J! 4.1. T 1 Jordan to be crossed m his own mind and 

Golden Text — Not one thing hath tailed o± he was not to take the law of the Lord as , 4, , , ' ^ 4, 4- 

, ,, . ,-1X1, 1, , rt^.i , ■ 44 -1 1 1 heart before he came to the great frontier 

all the erood things which Jehovah your IjOU •\,i^ constant guide and counselor. . , . .,f . , , 

° . -r 1, 00 1 I river; there were enemies withm to be sub- 

spake concerning yon. Joshn,a, 23:14. ^,,,3 9. it makes all of the difference in ^^^^ ^^^^^^ ^^ ^^^^^ j^^^ ^^.^ p^^pj^ ^.^^^^ .^^^ 

Daily Home Bible Eealdings the world who issues a command. When ^^^^j^_ ^^,^ ^^^ ^^^^^ ^^ ^^^^ .^^^^^ ^^^^^^ 

M Joshua and the conquest of Canaan, Jehovah commands, he does not leave us with- .^ q^^^^^^ i_ and out of it emerged the strong 

Josh. 1:1-9 out the assurance of his presence. conviction that Jehovah had said unto him, 

T. Moses and Joshua, Deut. 31:1-8 23:1. Here we have a portion of Joshua 's " Have I not commanded thee? Be strong 

W. Joshua commissioned, ... Deut. 31:14-23 farewell address. A period of rest had come and of good courage; be not affrighted, 

T. Tall of Jericho, Josh. 6:12-21 to Israel, and Joshua., probably well over a neither be afraid; for the Lord thy God is 

F. Caleb's Inheritance, Josh. 14:6-15 hundred years old, knew that his end was not ^.:^^^ ^-^33 whithersoever thou goest." 

S. Joshua's farewell, Josh. 24:14-18 far away. Having crossed his own Jordan and sub- 

S. God the King of the earth, . . . Psalm 47 v'crse 2. He could best reach the people dued his own enemies, 'he was ready now to 

„_--„„„„ Qjj THE LESSON through those who had been chosen to be Iciad the people across that river, which must 

spiritual leaders. — Busy Bible Student. for ever remain a dividing line in their his- 
tory. Having sanctified himself, he was ready 

Moses had guided the wanderings of the Is- Joshua the Leader ^^ ^^^^.^^ ^^ ^^^ p^^pj^. , , gj^j^g^ify yourselves, 

raelites for thirty-eight yeare through the Joshua was a devoted disciple of Moses. As f^j. tomorrow the Lord will do wonders among 

wilderness to the very border of the Promised long as that great leader lived he was con- you." 

Land, but he was not pemitted to enter be- tent to remain in the shadow; his highest j^^ j^^n is ever ready to subdue external 

cause of his sin of taking unto himself credit thought was to second his chief and imbibe enemies until he has subdued those within 

for bringing water out of the rook at Meri- of his spirit. himself. The great dividing lines are not 

bah. He was allowed to view the land from g^t now Moses- was dead, and the burden geographical but psychologicah The way for 

the heights of Nebo and then passed to his ^^ leadership feU upon Joshua. He beeame a true man is always a way which he has not 

reward. His great understudy, Joshua, was conscious of his own latent gifts, and knew passed heretofore. He seldom -wins the battle 

ready to take the mantle of responsibility that they were different in character from without until he has won the battle within, 

and leadership and complete the work his those of his gi'eat predecessor. It was impos- —P. W. Norwood, 
great teacher had begun. The book of Joshua 

opens with an account of the death of Moses 

and the commissioning of Joshua and gives • 17 e i C J C 1 1 

an orderly account of the conquest and oocu- Jlungary IS LflgCr lOF thC Sunday SchOOl 

pation of Canaan. Tlie book falls into three ,„ , . ,. ^ , 1 1 - • ■ ^ 4.. 4, 4., .c 4.1. , 4 ^ „ 1 

..... 1, 4 1 4. 10 44i,„ „„„„„4^=..+ Training a future leadership is going tor- fear or the father's outrages. One Sunday 

main divisions, chapters 1 to 12, the conquest . .f . '■ " . ° -4.. ,-,i . , . .4 .,. - 

„ „ 1, 4. , n +„ 01 ward m Hungary simultaneously with the morning the children had forgotten their 

and occupation of Canaan; chapters Id to .^1, , . 4. ,• 4., i,-n 1 41, ^ 4.1. 7 • ' 1 , ^1 4, • 

.... 4! 4.1 1 1 11 „„+„,.„ oi CIA work or teaching the children of the present mother's warning and began to hum their 

the division of the land; and chaptois Zu, i.4, , & , , ^, .^ , „,•.,■,-., 

-r , , _a ,114 4.- generation m the Sunuay school. Mr. J. hj'mns. Their father listened a while and 

Joshua's farewell exhortations. " , ■' „ , r 

\ ictor IS the efficient Secretarj^ of the Sun- .asked where they had learned their hymns. 

Comments on the Text ,^gy School Association of Hungary and some Then he wanted them to go on singing. The 

1:1. When Moses knew that he must de- of his recent experiences are described in a end was that he bade them to di'ess and to 

part without having entered the land of letter to the World's Sunday School Associ- accompany him to church where he tad not 

promise, he asked God to appoint a man in ation. He said in part, "I have just come been for years. From that time he was a 

his place. God chose Joshua, and at his back from a conference of the "Soli Deo changed man. 

command Moses set Joshua apart in the pres- Gloria" Association, held at Goncz near the "The place where the conference was hold 
ence of the people (Num. 2:15-19). Joshua, northern boundary of Hungary. This is a is of interest by itself. It was there that the 
who had been minister to the leader, himse!'] company of students of theologj' from var- Huno-arian translation of the Bible was ac- 
beconies leader. ions colleges who have .the earnest purpose to c-omplished by Gaspar Karoli the then minis- 
Verse 2. Before the place where t'hey en- preach the Cross of Christ in their future jer in 1590. After the Children's Festival 
camped was the Jordan, a swift-flowing ministry. They asked me to lecture on Sun- .^,..lllich I conducted and the iheme of which 
stream, and at this time swollen "and over- day school work and to conduct a Children's ^^^ 'The Bible at Goncz in 1587 in 1590 and 
flo-wing its banks. Nothing wias said as to Festiva.1. Besides these occasions there were j^, 1923' the children went in procession to 
how the crossing was to be made. many opportunities to lay our work upon the KaroU's monument and a shower of flowers 
V<5rse 3. There was to be no absent pos- hearts of the ministers of tomorrow. tell upon the figure of the man to whom the 
session. It was only as they went and took "One of my addresses was followed by a ■Huno-arian people ow^es its version of the 
the land that it became theirs. lively discussion ■w'hen those who had already "Word of God " 

Verse 5. The conquest was not to be an tasted the blessings of the labors among the 

easy one, but, as God's man, no one would be young gave touching testimonies of their ex- 

able to successfully resist Joshua. periences. One told of a policeman who had At present Turkey ,_ Persia, and Syria are 
Verse 6. The leader must have courage, formerly been very rude and a dininkard. His the most difficult and most discouraging fields. 
else the people would weaken. children had been to Sunday school and In all of them, however, progress is being 
Verse 7. There were times coming when it learned a number of hymns, which, ho'^ever, made and new doors of opportunity are eon- 
would require the stoutest courage to stand their mother had forbidden them to sing for stantly opening before the church. 



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Our Young People at Work 

(Young People's Topics in The Angelus by C. L. Anspach). 



GLADYS M. SPICE 
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Peas in the Christian Endeavor Pod 

By Charles W. Abbot, Service Superintendent 



PREPAKATION 

'When shall I prepare?" 



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To Leaders — ' 

often asked. In answer to that I wiU say 
that if you are scheduled to lead in the next 
three months the best time to begin to pre- 
pare is tonight before you go to bed. If it 
is possible to tell what your lesson is going 
to be, or ,a topic given, read it over and then 
in the sueeeeiding days live it, notice it in 
the lives of others, read all the helps you can 
find on it and when the time comes for you 
to lead you will wonder how you can use so 
much material and not tate up all the time. 

A good plan is to get the scripture fasten- 
ed in your mind and then talk it over with 
some saintly old 'Christian mother that you 
know, or your pastor, or some one in which 
you' have confidence and you will see that 
you have not gone very far astray in your 
preparation. 

Then, above all things, don't forget to 
pray for light on the thought in your private 
devotions and you will be surprised how it 
will open up to you. Then arrange to have 
a pre-prayer service if the society does not 
have them regularly. This will give you a 
help that will not be found any other place. 
The above is a prescription that I know works 
out right and it will pay any prospective 
leader to use it. 

To Members — No one can get the best or 
the most «ut of the prayer meeting- who has 
not made at least s,ome preparation. It is 
entirely too common a practice for the mem- 
bers to go to the prayer meeting without 
even knowing the topic and at least not the 
scripture lesson, and has had no previous 
thought on the subject. You would not ex- 
pect the pastor to preach to you in a way 
that would strengthen you and help you, if 
you knew that he was talking at random to 
you. Then why should you expect to make a 
talk in prayer meeting that would edify any 
one unless you had given it at least a little 
thought. 

There is no reason why we should not know 
for nearly every denominational paper car- 
ries at least a short discussion on the topic 
and for that very reason you should absorb 
the thought and pass it along to sonve one 
else. It is as essential for the member to 
prepai-e as it is for the one whose duty it is 
to direct the deliberations. By knowing the 
thought you will not only benefit those who 
may hear what you say, but also you will 
grow and' be better prepared to withstand the 
miles of old Satan, than if you should neglect 
the preparation of the topics. 

IV PAETICIPATION 

After you have prepared yourself, the next 
thing is to participate in the meeting. There 
are .a few rules and suggestions I would like 
to give along this line that may help at least 
the younger ones. 



First, I would say to participate EARLY in 
the meeting. The first reason for early par- 
ticipation is that you must be sure that some 
will not axpress the "veiy thought you had in 
mind and thus leave you without anything 
that you think good enough to say. Second, 
do not have to be urged. We all do a vol- 
untary service better and more freely than 
if we ai'e forced (so to speak) to do it. Third, 
Do not stand with your back to the society 
when talking. If necessary, step up the aisle 
a. f«w feet in order to look them in the face. 
This may be taken for a rather off-hand Vay 
of saying that you should occupy a seat well 
up to the front. Fourth and vei-y IMPOR- 
TANT, no matter how much or how little you 
have to say, say it so distinctly and plain 
that that old deacon who has just dropped in 
can hear and say AMEN to your thought. 
Many a good thought that might have born 
good fruit has been lost to the hearers because 
the speaker was not careful of the tone in 
which he spoke. Fifth and also IMPORTANT, 
don 't tali after you are through speaking. 1 
mean just that. Know what you want to say, 
say it and stop. There is at times a very 
gToat eloquence in knowing when to stop. 
Sixth, say something. In other words make 
a point, know when you have made the point, 
then stop. 

(To be continued) 



JUNIOR ENDEAVOR 

By Lois Frazier 



( Topic for February IT) 

Worshiping God. John 4:19-24 

Make a part of the seiwioe a real time of 
worship. Encourage the children to express 
their feelings of gratitude, gladness or praise. 
Lead them to put their feelings into short 
prayers and to sing in the real spirit of wor- 
ship. 

Plan the meeting to bring to their atten- 
tion the many ways of worship which exist 
in the universe. 

The importance of worshipping in the 
church is great, but try to help them to see 
that one may truly worship under many other 
circumstances, too. 
Some Songs to Sing: 

Any songs of praise, i. e.. 

Sunshine in the Soul. 

Children, What is Your Song Today? 
Some Questions to Answer; 

1. How can God be everywhere to know 
he is being worshipped? .John 4:24. 

2. How many ways are there to worship 
God? 

3. Is a church the only place in which 
God wisi.es us tg worship? 



4. How does our worship help God? 

5. How does our worship help us? 

6. Did you ever think about God when 
you watched the stars? . 

7. Did you ever think about God when 
you walked in the woods? 

8. Why did Jesus often take long walks 
alone? 

Something to Do: 

Let seven children each be provided with 
a placard bearing the letter indicated, and if 
possible wear or cany something suggestive 
of the role he is to play. Have the placards' 
turned plain side out and as each child be- 
gins his speech, let him turn his placard over, 
W. I am the Wind. Sometimes I blow hard 
to tell of God's great power, and some- 
times I blow lightly, and cool the little 
baby as he sleeps, showing how gentle 
u-od can be. 

I am an Oriole. As I weave my nest for 
my babies, I sing merrily, praising God 
for my beautiful home in the apple tree. 
I am a River. As I carry ships on my 
waves, and water the thirsty fields 
through which I flow, I sing soft praises 
because I am useful to God and man. 
I ani the Sun. Every day as I travel on 
my journey, I glow with gladness because 
I can carry light and warmth to so many 
people 

I am a Mother Hen. Every time I take 
a drink of water I lift up my eyes to 
God to say Thank You for it. 
I am an Invalid. I have been ill a long, 
long time. But I thank God every day, 
that, though I cannot walk, I can read 
and listen to the birds sing. I thank 
him too, that people are kind to me. 
I am a Pansy. My perfume is my breath, 
and all day long I breathe my praise be- 
cause God has made me beautiful, and 
lets me give happiness to little children 
and to people who are sad and ill. 
Some Bible Beadfings: 

M. Feb. 11. Reading in Private.. Ps. 1:1-3 
T. Feb. 12. Jesus as a Bible Reader. 

Luke 4:16-19 
Feb. 13. Daniel's Prayer Worship. 

Dan. 6:10 
Feb. 14. Private Prayer Worship. 

Matt. 6:5, 6 

Feb. 15. Music of Praise Ps. 81:1-3 

Feb. 16. The Song of Heaven. 

Rev. 5:9-12 
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GOD'S PLANS EVERLASTING 

God never works only for today. His plans 
run on and on. The web He weaves is from 
everlasting to everlasting, and if I can fiU a 
part of that web, be it ever so insignificant, 
it will abide forever. And this is one of the 
most comforting thoughts to us: While on 
earth wo may do something for eternity. — 
Matthew Simpson. 



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Under the Northern Dipper 

By C. F. Yoder 



Travelers dn the southern hemisphere are 
greatly impressed by the sight of a promi- 
nent constellation of stars known as the 
"Southern Cross." It is low in the south- 
ern sky and seems to revolve about the south 
pole. It is not visible in Worth America be- 
cause it is too far around to the other side 
of the earth. There is a constellatibn visible 
in both North and South America because it 
is high up in the sky. Here it is often called 
"the pitchfork" but in South America it is 
known as "Las tres Marias" or "the three 
Marys." Here we look south to see it and 
there they look north. Then we have, low in 
our northern sky in the northern hemisphere, 
the well known "dipper" whose outer two 
stars point nearly to the north star and serve 
to guide the traveler on his way. 

To one who has been out of sig'ht of our 
northern sky for many years the sight of the 
old dipper is like the meeting of an old 
friend, and as the title I have written above 
at once suggests ,a tour in the homeland. I 
will use our mutual friend in writing of my 
travels in behalf of our mutual interests in 
the work of South American missions. 

The Mission Board kindly gave me permis- 
sion to rest and visit during January, but in- 
asmuch as change of work is rest, and visits 
to the brethren in the faith are a joy as well 
as visits to brethren in the flesh, I have be- 
gun at once my tour of the ahurches, hoping 
thus to be able to return that much sooner 
to the work that is calling from under the 
Southern Cross. 

It was my privilege to speak first at Falls 
Oity on December 30th and again on January 
13th. This church has many of my dearest 
friends and staunchest supporters of missions 
althoTig'h it has suffered the loss by death of 
some of the old veterans who first built up 
the home church and then gave generously to 
foreign missions. The Lord elxpects of the 
children of such men that they take up the 
tasks they have inherited, and with their 
greater opportunities do even a greater work. 
Some indeed, are doing so, and as they are 
moving in the right direction they will in due 
time be found always in the right place. 
Others are on the edge of the dangerous vor- 
tex which is called in the Scriptures "the 
present world" (2 Tim. 4:10), and while they 
do not feel that they have left the river of 
l.te, yet those who know can see that the 
current of the vortex leads aside, and then 
around and down the pit from whose depths 
there is no return, for it is the second death. 
(Eev. 20:14). Would God that all might sec 
the necessity of absolute separation from the 
vortex (2 Cor. 6:14-18). Brother Cober is a 
pastor who, like Paul, teaches not only pub- 
licly but also from house to house (Acts 20: 
20) and suc'h work will give gool results. "A 
going preacher, a growing people. ' ' 

On .January 6th I visited the Hamlin 
church and spoke to a sympathetic congrega- 



tion. In thi'? district I (aught my first school 
thirty-four years ago. The pastor. Brother 
Studebaker, was absent, holding a meeting in 
Iowa. I was sony not to meet him but glad 
to find him helping othere. To my mind it is 
good for the pastor and good for the congre- 
gation as well as good for the church that 
is helped when a pastor has in his vision the 
building up of the cause of the entire brother- 
hood rather than just his own local work. 
Such a pastor will be appreciated all the 
more when he returns, and will also return 
invigorated spiritually for his work. 

In the evening of January 6th I spoke to 
a union meeting held in the fine auditorium 
of the Church of the Brethren in Morrill. A 
large audience of old friends and new breth- 
ren furnished great inspiration, and after the 
meeting an hour was spent viewing the ex- 
hibit of photographs of our Argentine mis- 
sions. The pastor of this church is also 
named Yoder, but better than that, he is of 
that great family in heaven and on earth, aU 
named after tie common Master (Eph. 3:14, 
15.) It has long been my ardent desire to 
see the several branches of the Brethren co- 
operating as time brethren in the one body, 
and I rejoice to find proofs that the fraternal 



spirit is gi'owing. This church is a model in 
its provision for proper church activities for 
old and young. It has no dance hall nor does 
it need or desire one, but it has comfortable 
rooms for all ages- for Bible study and Chris- 
tian service. Morrill too is almost a model 
town, and not wlilirut reason, was awarded 
the third place f mong all the towns of the 
state as a good own in which to rear a fam- 
ily. Here I went to school years ago and 
here our three children are now in school. It 
was my privilege to speak to the high school 
in the splendid new school building and I 
hope later to speak also in our own church. 

I have also visited the churches^of Western 
Kansas and Nebraska, but of them I will 
-\vrite later. At present I am writing in the 
union depot at Atchison, Kansas, while wait- 
ing for a train. I alw.ays feel a bit like an 
intruder to sit in the women's waiting room, 
but I have endured the abominable tobacco 
smoke on this side as long as I can. A proper 
care for the temple of God requires that I go 
in search of fresh air. If I should write the 
ti-uth about the chewing and spitting as well 
as smoking that I am witnessing under the 
Northern Dipper and my article should fail 
into the hands of fmends under the Southern 
Cross they would say, "Pero caramba! esa 
gente se portran peor que nosotros. Vamos. 
MandemoS missioneros a ellos!" 

January 25, 1924. 



The Missionary Who Baptized a King 



It was in the Imperial oity of Rome. The 
Conqueror had just returned from successful 
campaigns in Scotland. Like most conquer- 
ors of those days he brought back with him 
captives to be sold as slaves. 

The slave-markets were filled and the cur- 
ious people of the city came to see the new- 
foreigners w'ho were to be for sale on the 
market. 

The slaves they saw were mere laas; but 
lads with blue eyes and fair golden hair — 
a strange sight to the Romans whose eyes 
and hair were black. 

' ' They are captive Angles, ' ' people whis- 
pered, "brought as slaves down from Scot- 
land." 

The gTeat Christian Gregory came along 
with others, too, to gain one look at fhe 
beautiful boys with their fair hair and blue 
eyes. At his first look at the boys he ex- 
claimed "They are not Angles but angels!" 

Then he thought to himself, ' ' These fine 
lads and all their people worship idols. Cap- 
tives or conquerors, we must teach them the 
true God and his way of life." And he 
thought about it so much that one day he 
called a valiant young Christian to his side 
and said, "I appoint you in the name of God 
to take a goodly company of saints and go 
with the message of the true God to pagan 
England! ' 

The little company arrived after unbeliev- 
able hardships more than a ye.ar after in the 
year 507 and began the first work for Christ 
in Britain. 



King Aethelbert met them under the giant 
oak. Here on one side was the pagan king 
with his broad-shouldered thegns, their long 
yellow hair falling over woolen tunics while 
spears and helmets ajid shields were kept on 
the ground close beside them. 

On the other side were the noble mission- 
ary and his followers, dressed in greatest 
simplicity, their only weapon being a large 
silver cross which t'hey carried in their midst. 
After listening to the missionary's reason for 
coming to his pagan land Kling Aethelbert 
said: 

"Your words and promises are fair, but 
because they are new to us and of uncertain 
import, I cannot consent to them, as far as 
to forsake that which I have so long ob- 
served with the whole English nation. But 
because you are come from far as strangers, 
into my kingdom and, as I conceive, are de- 
sirous to impart to us those things which you 
believe to be true, and most beneficial, we 
desire not to harm you but will give you 
favorable entertainment, and take care to 
supply you with all things necessary to your 
sustenance; nor do we forbid you. to preach 
and gain as many as you can to your relig- 
ion." 

During the years, work and prayer changed 
things even as they do today, for not long 
after this, the people assembled in the little 
church to witness the missionary baptize 
their king, and to 'hear King Aethelbert de- 
clare himself to be a Christian. 

AugTistine, first missionary from Kome to 



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the Anglo-Saxons and first Archbisliop of 
Canterbury, who "reduced King Aethelbext 
and Ms nation from the worship of idols to 
the faith of Christ, ' ' ended his days May 26, 
604. 

The sketch was taken from "How Europe 
W.as "Won to Christianity," by Wibna M. 
Stubbs. 



GRATEFUL GREEKS 

Two Greeks run a shoe-shining parlor in 
Johnstown, New York. A. K. Jennings, for- 



merly of the Y. M. G. A. in Smyrna, visited 
that city recently. His name is a magic one 
among Greeks in this country, as it is among 
many thousands of their fellow countrymen 
in their homeland. The Y. secretary at Johns- 
town took Jennings to see these two men, 
and writes of wihat happened: 

"They found it hard to refrain from mak- 
ing a public demonstration. To think that in 
their very presence stood the 'Admiral' Jen- 
nings who not only saved many citizens of 
their country, but also the brother of one of 



them with his seven children. It was more 
than they had ever dreamed could occur. 
Needless to say, onr friends here have a warm 
spot in their hearts not only for Jennings 
but for us, the local Y. M. C. A." 



The president of the National Committee 
of the Y. M. C. A. in Czechoslovakia, Profes- 
sor Vladimir Nov.ak, first came in touch with 
the Association when a student in Baltimore, 
twenty-five years ago. 



NEWS FROM THE FIELD 



WAYNESBORO, PENNSYLVANIA 

This is to report two items of news con- 
eetrning the local diurch which may be of 
some interest to the readers of these col- 
umns. 

Beginning November 21, Rev. A. L. Lynn, 
pastor of the Pittsburgh church, preached for 
■two weeks in a series of evangelistic ser- 
vices, resulting in fourteen decisions, thir- 
teen of which persons have been received into 
the church. The effort was characterized by 
a splendid spirit. A very fair estimate must 
conclude the services in their entire effect 
and achievement to have been genuinely 
worth while. 

Brother Lynn's genial nature, his whole- 
hearted enthusiasm, and 'his ability as a 
speaker won him many admirers and friends 
during his sojourn of a fortnight. Being an 
old schoolmate, the writer enjoyed his com- 
pany immensely. 

On January 2, a Gospel Team from Ash- 
land College, riding in the justly famous 
"Gospel Can" (a consecrated Ford), arrived 
.and the same evening began a short series of 
services extending over six days. Herman 
Koontz, a "favorite son" of _ Waynesboro 
and a Senior in the Seminary at Ashland, 
was the Captain of the crew. Art Petit, first 
mate; Nathan Elliott, second mate; and Don 
Bame, stalemate, comprised the rest of the 
crew. 

Their seven services, without exception 
and despite the vicious efforts of Old Man 
Cold, were live and appealing. Beside the 
one decision which resulted in an addition to 
the church membership and the one consecra- 
tion, two very wliolesome results of the 
Team's effort were apparent. The young 
people of the church caught a compelling 
vision of what youth might do for the 
Kingdom of God. Many were surprised to 
learn that Koontz was the only Seminary man 
on the Team. That boys "just going to col- 
I lege" could become so enthused about the in- 
terests of the Kingdom came as a surprise to 
the old and as a challenge to the young. Then 
i Ashland CoUege was definitely placed on the 
local map in a fashion nothing else could 
have accomplished- The interests of the 
school will hereafter be more at heart in this 
church. And prospective students have had 
their eyes turned intently toward Ashland be- 
cause of the Team's visit. 

The boys while here made a host of friends. 



a great many of whom wear dresses, 'ineir 
stay will be pleasantly remembered, and for 
sacrificing their vacation, and conducting such 
able and satisfactory services, they deserve 
u fat slice of credit. 

JOHN PERRY HORLACHEE, Pastor. 



SPOEAJ^E, WASHINGTON 

iie work at bpokaue has shovvn progress 
during the past year, and although not as 
luuch nas been accomplished as one would 
like, there has been sufficient advancement 
to bring encouragement to both the local 
congregation and the Home Mission Boara, 
which by its very fine support has made tms 
work possible. 

At the annual business meeting held on 
the second Tuesday of January tne reports 
from the various aepartments were encourag- 
ing. Ail the departments reported all bills 
paid and a small amount in the tiieasury. 
The records of the chureh show that nme per- 
sons were baptized and received into churcn. 
membership during the year. Two others 
were hindered by home influence. At our 
White Gift service three girls from the Sun- 
day school gave themselves to the Lord as 
their gift to the King. Because of parental 
objection these have not been received into 
membership. Since the beginning of the new 
year two have been baptized and received 
into church membership. There are others 
who are close to us and unless indications 
fail they, too, wiU soon identify themselves 
■ndth the work. At the annual business meet- 
ing a church correspondent was elected and 
tne Spokane work will be reported more of- 
ten iu the future. 

One of the most encouraging features of 
our work is the very great change in the feel- 
ing among the members. The church passed 
through a most tiying experience and the 
needed spirit of co-operation was almost en- 
tirely lacking one year ago. The condition 
then existing has almost entirely disappeared 
and with the spirit of co-operation and good 
will now manifest the work should go for- 
ward with renewed energy and the present 
year should see more accomplished than was 
accomplished the past year. 

We had hoped for a special evangelistic 
campaign during the present winter but pres- 
ent prospects are not bright for our hopes to 
be realized. The chiu'ch needs a real revival 
to bring the work to where it should be, but 



we are leaving it all to him wiho knows how 
best to bring success and he may desire the 
church to work out her own problems. We 
are waiting for his leading. 

An epidemic of measles has made serious 
inroads on our Sunday school attenlance. That 
our attendance may again get back to normal 
we are putting on a drive for increased at- 
tendance, the drive to start the first Sunday 
in February and to continue for three months. 
There is prospect that the Sunnyside school 
will enter a contest with us. If this is done 
an added interest will be given the drive and 
it should prove of help to both schools. 

The Spokane work has numerous problems 
yet to solve and we ask an interest in the 
prayers of the brotherhood that we may be 
led to real success. 

J. C. BEAL, 
408 W. Mansfield Avenue. 



DENVER, INDIANA 

As it has been some time since we have 
been heard from, we thought perhaps the 
Ev.angeUst readers would be as pleased to 
hear from us, as we are to hear from the other 
churches in the brotherhood. 

We, had our revival meeting beginning De- 
cember 2nd and closing December 23rd, but 
we hope and pray that the revival has not yet 
closed spiritually. 

The meetings were in charge of our able 
pastor. Brother W. F. Jo'hnson with our effi- 
cient Sister, Miss Chloe Mohler, in charge of 
the song service the first week and Brother 
Harry Richer and his good wife, the last two 
weeks. We were favored with a home talent 
orchestra of from three to five instruments, 
including the piano, throughout the entire 
meeting, which was inspiring and very much 
appreciated by alL 

No doubt that some of you Evangelist 
readers know Brother Richer and wife. They 
came not as strangers to our place, as they la- 
bored with us six years ago in a Union re- 
vival of the three churches of our town; the 
services being held in the Brethren church. 

Brother Richer knows just how to get the 
hearers' minds and hearts in tune for the mes- 
sage, by the selection of the songs and the 
pleasing manner in which he conducts the 
song services; he truly by the power of the 
Holy Spirit, "carries his cross with a smile" 
and any church that wants a good song lead- 



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FEBRUARY 6, 1924 



er would indeed be fortunate in securing the 
service of Brbtlier liieher and wife. 

Although, the weather was very inclement 
much of the time, we hiad a good attendance 
throughout the meeting; of course as always, 
wnen the weather was real bad the crowds 
were not so large and when it was nice the 
house was full. 

We were favored, at various times, with 
delegations from the neighboring Brethren 
churches, for which we were very grateiul. 

it seems that if ever a pastor could be 
justified, in ' ' quitting on the job, ' ' on ac- 
count of his companions health our pastor 
surely would be, as his good wife has been 
unable to see much except to discern light, 
fox the past year and shortly 'after the meet- 
ings began she suffered a severe nervous at- 
tack, whic'h rendered her unable to be up but, 
nevertheless. Brother Johnson by the power of 
the Holy iSpii-it, brought the messages which 
rang as true to the Book, with such force, 
yet with such simplicity that the Holy ISpirit 
convicted of sin, of righteousness and of 
judgment until twenty-five (25; in all came 
formaxd. Three of these came by letter and 
one by relationship; seventeen of the twenty- 
one have been baptized, though a few of 
t'hese intend to go into other churches; sev- 
eral others are awaiting baptism. 

We are staggered when we think how peo- 
ple, who can hear the preached word and 
could by word of mouth confess Christ as 
tneir Savior and Lord, reject the Holy fcSpirit, 
when an incident such as occurred, ox we 
could say a miracle, was performed and not 
do violence to the truth, on the last night of 
our meetings, when the Holy Spirit entered 
the heart of a mute lady and she, by signs, 
which she miade, to her sister, made known 
that she wanted to confess Christ and unite 
with the chui'ch. Truly we can say it was 
the power of the Holy Spirit and give all 
praise .and honor to God the Father througn 
Jesus. Christ our Lord. 

A Christian Endeavor society is being or- 
ganized; something each chui'ch needs to keep 
the young people, especially of the .church 
busy. We hope to make this a better year 
in the church than the past year has been and 
we .ask an interest in the prayers of the 
Brethren everywhere for the work at this 
place. In his Name. 

EMMA E. BEEKHEISEE, 
Correspondng Secretaiy. 



LIMESTONli, TENNESSE 

bince the last report from here we held a 
three week's meeting in the month of Octo- 
ber, conducted by Brother Christiansen of 
Eoanoke. He gave us good sermons, and 
there was much prayer and fasting. The vis- 
ible result was five additions to the church. 
We thought there should have been more, 
and doubtless had some tools of Satan worked 
as hard to put souls in the church as they did 
to keep them out, there surely would have 
been some more. Some people will not enter 
in themselves nor suffer the other fellow to do 
so. But we were pleased to receive those that 
did come as t'hey show an interest in the 
church. 

.^mce the meeting the services have been 
very w^ell attended and we are glad to note 



a growing interest among some of the mem- 
bers, though we cannot say it of all. Tie 
yearly report given at the New Year's meet- 
ing of the members was good. The Sunday 
school report showed by £ar the largest at- 
tendance of any year yet. Pox all these 
things we give God the glory. It is he that 
wrought for us and through us. We are hav- 
ing good interest now in prayer meeting and 
the weekly Bible class. In the Bible class we 
are taking Dr. Torrey 's Bible Doctrine Course 
through the Moody Bible Inscitute's corre- 
spondence department. That is, the teacher 
takes her examinations through that depart- 
ment, and she grades all local papers. Tlhis is 
proving very interesting and instructive. The 
W. M. S. is showing much interest and has 
added some new members. 

The church very much enjoyed two- inter- 
esting talks on Africa by Miss Myers in Do- 
ceraber. It was a real event to have one of 
our missionaries visit us and we think she 
stimulated our missionary interest. 

While our work here in the countiy l» 
small in a way, our desire is that it may be 
wholly Apostolic and of such a character that 
God can bless it and use it. We sympathize 
with all the churches in their struggles, and 
rejoice with you in all your success. 

MAEY PENCE. 



EDUCATIONAL OFFERING AGAIN 

I am glad that I was mistaken when, on 
December 28, I made what I suposed was my 
final report for this offering, for the current 
year, for the good brethren keep on sending 
it in and so long as they do, I am more than 
'happy to keep on reporting it. When on the 
above date I submitted the last report, a to- 
tal of $7,028.93 had been sent to this office, 
and since then, .the sums below have been re- 
ceived: 
N. Manchester, Ind. (Additional), $ 3.00 

Dayton (Additiona)l : 5.00 

Gretna (Additional), 8.00 

Conemaugh (Additional), 66.00 

Morrill, 102.76 

Campbell (Additional), 9.00 

Total to date, $7222.60 

There is evidence too, that the ' ' Buy a 
Book" friends may not all have been heard 
from. For at my last report, a total of 
$1007.80 had been sent in, and since then, the 
Berean Sunday School Class of the Myersdale 
Brethren Sundiay school, sent in an offering of 
$10.00 to be added to the fund, making a 
total of $1017.80. If further offerings are 
contemplated, I should be glad to have them 
sent in, for we have plenty of place for the 
money whitfh may thus be contributed. 

Faithfully your brother, 
JIAETIN SHIVELY, Bursar, 
Ashland College, Ashland, Ohio. 
February 4, 1924. 



REPORT OF RECEIPTS FOR HOME MIS- 
SIONS DURING THE FOURTH 
QUARTER OF 1923 

M Membership in Home Guard. 

Gen'l Fund 

Br. Ch. (Bethel) Mulvane, Kans 15.57 

Mrs. C. W. Hooks M 2.50 

Clark Claypool M 5.00 

Mrs. Clark Claypool M 5.00 



J. E. Mateer M 5.00 

Mrs. J. Y. Hooks M 5.00 

Miss Bessie Hooks M 5.00 

Eva B. Hooks M 5.00- 

Br. S. S., Burlington, Ind 25.00 

Henry E. Klein, Lisbon, O M 5.00 

Br. Mission, Ft. Wayne, Ind 12.50 

Perry Bowman, Dayton, O M 25.00 

Br. Ch. (Bethlehem), Harrisonburg, 

Va 15.00 

Br. Ch. Ashland, 33.17 

Hortense Wertz M 25.00 

J. M. Murray M 5.00 

Amy Worst M 5.00 

Quinter M. Lyon M 5.00 

Geo. S. Baer & Wife M 10.00 

H. H. Wolford & Wife M 5.00 

Elizabeth Shidler M 5.00 

E. L. Kilhefncr .^ M 50.00 

Florida M. Smith M 5.00 

Primary Dept., S. S M 7.19 

Martin Shively & Wife M 5.00 

E. J. Worst M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. I. D. Slotter M 5.00 

Mrs. E. J. Worst M 5.00 

C. L. Anspaeh & Wife M 5.00 

Chas. A. Bame M 5.00 

Donald Bame M 10.00 

A. L. DeLozier & Wife M 10.00 

Mr. & Mrs. B. F. Zereher M 5.00 

Dorcas Bame M 5.00 

Mrs. Chas. A. Bame M 5.00 

Br. Ch. Martinsburg, Pa ' 46.29 

D. M. Klepser M 10.00 

Kose Circle Bible Class M 5.00 

J- I- Hall M 2.50 

J. E. DiUing M 2.50 

C. E. Society M 5.00 

D. E. Snyder & Wife M 2.50 

Ever Faithful Bible Class* M 5.00 

Br. Ch., Altoona, Pa 40.00 

Mr. & Mrs. A. Sollenberger M 10.00 

A. D. Gnagey M 5.00 

Mrs. C. W. Gerhart M 5.00 

Mrs. D. E. Furry M 5.00 

K. C. Eeplogle M 5.00 

L. K. Eeplogle M 5.00 

Br. Ch., (Campbell) ClarksviUe, 

Mich., 35KJ 

Mrs. P. A. Early, Nappanee, Ind. ..M 5.00 

Mrs. U. J. Shively, Nappanee, Ind. M 5.00 
Mrs. J. L. Bowman, Mineral Pt., Pa. . . 2.41 

Br. Ch., Fostoria, 3.00 

Mrs. J. W. Campbell M sioo 

Br. Ch., Portis, Kans., 42.50 

Br. Ch., Waterloo, Iowa 106.70 

Mary Horner ]V£ 

J. W. Lichty M 

H. H. Hillex 'm 

A. E. Smith M 

C. M. Berkley '. '.M 

G. B. Strayer M 

Amounts not given. 

Br. Ch., Hudson, Iowa, 24.50 

Philathea Bible Class M 5.00 

C. E. Society M 5.00 . 

Br. Ch., Uniontown, Pa 125.00 

W. M. S., College Corner, Ind., M sioo 

Br. Ch., Pleasant Hill, 65.25 

Br. Ch., Washington, D. C, 85.57 

Jacob Thomas & Wife, Mt. Etna, la. M 5.00 

B. F. Buzard, Vandergrift, Pa M 10.00 

Br. Ch., (Salem) Clayton, 36.05 

Elizabeth Hepuer M 5.00 

Br. Ch., New Lebanon, 21.25 

Geo. W. Kinzie .-. . M 2.50 

Nora C. Eck M 2.50 

F. J. Weaver M 2.50 

Dora E. Conover M 2.50 

John C. Eck M 5.00 

Br. Ch., Tiosa, Ind 18 36 

Br. Ch., Turlock, Calif 23.72 

Eichard Harding M 10.00 

Mr. &, Mrs. W. W. Heltman M 10.00 

Mrs. M. J. Ashbaugh & Effie 

Gibson M 8.00 

Br. Ch., Aleppo, Pa 6.01 

A Friend M 10.00 

A Friend M 5.00 

WM. A. GEAEHAET. 
(To be continued) 



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SECOND BRETHKEN CHXmCH 
Iios Angeles, California 
■ One item of business at the annual busi- 
ness meeting, at tke Compton Avenue Breth- 
ren church on January 1, 1924, pertarned to 
ichanging the name from Compton Avenue to 
Second Brethren church of Los Angeles. 

In the last few months we have outgrown 
everything else as well as the name. Things 
happening here now are continually the best 
we have ever had and thus the Lord's work 
goes on. Sunday schools, take notice: our 
enrollment at the end of the year was 1S5 
and gi-owing. The- average attendance for 
1923 was 184 9-13. How is that for 100 per 
cent attendance? One recent Sunday every 
regular scholar had a Bible. 

On Christmas Day night we celebrated the 
200th anniversaiy Love Feast in America. 
Some brethren from the Church of the Breth- 
ren were with us and a most beautiful ser- 
vice was conducted. 

During Sunday school hour, December 30th, 
fourteen persons made confession. Eight have 
been baptized recently and more to follow. 
Eight letters have been received and two by 
relation. Praise the Lord for the steady 
growth. 

Dr. E. M. Cobb jumped into the harness aa 
the regular pastor and has mapped out a won- 
derful program for 1924. Among other things 
and not least is the building of a new church. 
A new building must be erected because we 
have outgrown the old one, and we must 
have more room. 

Our goal is 80 new members this year and 
we hope to establish one mission Sunday 
school. The budget this year is the largest 
ever attempted, and with the careful selec- 
tion of officers for this year we hope to make 
this a year of Jubilee. 

Someihow people coming to California get 
to be great boosters, so now we will turn the 
trick and do our boosting for the Lord. 

J. C. McBEIDE. 



TWELVE MILE, INDLA.NA 

The last Sunday in September, 1923 brought 
to a close our work at Twelve Mile, Indiana, 
or the Corinth church, this period covering 
si^x and one-half years. Many changes took 
place in this time, some very familiar faces 
passed from the stage of action and the bur- 
den of the church had to be assumed by 
■others. Some new faces have found their way 
in and have become familiar in this part of 
the Lord's vineyard. Some of the younger 
people have married and gone to other parts 
■and others have come to take their places. 
The church has been remodeled and is now 
like a new building and they have a veiy 
'Comfortable building in which to worship, lo- 
'cated in a very beautiful place. Our work 
among these people, while it has not been 
without its discouragements and difficulties, 
yet when all is summed up, it gives us 
pleasure to know we have had that privilege. 
A more loyal class of people cannot be found 
and they were always looking for an oppor- 
tunity to do some deeds of kindness to make 
their pastor feel that his work was appre- 
ciated. 'While not one of the largest churches, 
yet we feel that it ranks among the best rural 



churches of the state and with their loyalty 
to their pastor is their loyalty to the Book 
of God, and their position on all the doc- 
trines of the church cannot be questioned. 

Brother J. W. Clark is now serving as their 
pastor and we covet for him the same co-oper- 
ation that we ha.d, and wish for them the 
best, and pray God's choicest blessings to 
rest upon pastor and people. 

College Comer 

We assumed our duties as pastor of this 
church on the first of October, 1923. This is 
a field we knew very little about, but we 
were not long a stranger, for they have a 
way of making you feel that you are one of 
them. We have found them a willing class 
of people, ready to do what they can to help 
the cause of Christ in this community. We 
have had no reason to complain yet. Of 
course it is like all churches, they have their 
difficulties; all is not rosy. We held their 
regular fall revival, doing our best, regardless 
of the bad weather. We had a good meeting. 
The spirit of unity prevailed and 19 were 
added to the church. We closed our meeting 
with the largest communion service ever held 
at this place, at least for a number of years, 
and eveiy department of the church is mov- 
ing forward to bigger and better things and 
together as pastor and people we pray that 
the divine blessing may rest upon us as we 
try to spread the gospel of Christ in this 
part of his vineyard. 

Going from here we went to North Liberty 
to hold a meeting there. We were with them 
three weeks and the Lord blessed us there. 
We will leave this report for them to make. 

Loree 

We are now beginning our sixth year in 
this field and are by no means looking for 
this to be a year of less activities than the 
others. This, like all rural districts, is hard 
hit financially but we are having the tide and 
going forward, somewhat handicapped of 
course, but doing the best we can. It was 
necessary for us to install a lighting plant 
which has been done and is giving us fine 
service. There are other repairs that should 
be done but we are doing ,as little as possible 
at present. We held our own meeting, begin- 
ning on the Sunday before Christmas, and 
we surely hit a streak of bad weather, clos- 
ing our meetings with the thermometer reg- 
istering from zero to 12 below, with only 
one accession. But a fine spirit prevailed and 
a.11 feel that we had a good meeting. 

Every department of the church is moving 
at a steady pace, doing what they can to pro- 
mote the work of Christ. C. A. STEWART. 



LATHROP, CALirORNIA 

The Evangelist of January second was 
read with great pleasure, especially the letter 
from Sister Gribble. To learn that the dear 
ones in that field were well and doing so well 
was pure joy. And the cut of that beautiful 
and well appointed church house at La Verne 
was another cause for rejoicing. California 
is coming to the front in religious activity. 
If my memory is correct Brother Martin 
buively was sent by Lathrop church to La 
Verne (then Lordsburg) and organzed that 



church there in the late nineties. How is it. 
Brother iShively'i Did you not go to La 
V erne taking our big camp meeting tent to 
hold the revival in, which followed the or- 
ganization ot the chui-ch there? 

Lathrop church has the honor to be the 
oldest Brethi-eu church in California, being 
organized in IStJO or 1861, by Brother George 
Wolfe, grandfather of H. E. and J. Miio 
Wolte of this church. This organization Has 
never lapsed, though sometimes without a 
pastor for a few years at a time. Oui- iriun- 
uay school has over sixty members and 
u.uristian Endeavorers about liity. Have a 
benior, Intermediate, and Junior society. Our 
Brother J. iVIiio Wolte, a fine Bible scholai-, 
IS uur leader in Christian work with others, 
\\nu ring true on every occasion. Our Broth- 
oi, I'red Ivliest, brought into our church by 
Kev. Cobb during his meetings, is a fine teach- 
er tor the young men and a Christian gen- 
iieniau. Our Christian Endeavor, under the 
leaueiship of our young Brother John Koyk- 
endall has taken the County banner for efli- 
cieney and service thi-ee years in succession. 

1 fain would mention all who work so har- 
moniously but will only speak of the leadei-s. 
Misses Dora Cowden and Katherine Obert, 
w'ho so nobly work with Intermediates and 
Juniors of our Christian Endeavor. Many 
others are so faithful. Mrs. Koykendall, 
mother of six sons all in the church, from ten 
years to 25 years of age, also one daughter. 
Oh, we axe so hungry for a pastor, a Godly 
man to inspire us and lead us on to greater 
strength. We are small as to numbers but 
some are mighty in faith. Praise Go,d. 

1 often wonder that some Brethren families 
do not come to our state and enjoy the mild 
winters and unite with the western churches, 
doing the cause good as well as themselves. 
iS'^owhere in California is there to be had 
cheaper property than in Lathrop district, ly- 
ing between the irrigation system and the 
San Joaquin River; the soil is fine and the 
v.',ater good in most places. We have built 
a cozy church, not entirely fmished but very 
satisfactory — and not one outside the church 
was solicited, though some gave to the 
church unsolicited. 

A Miss Nancy Haines, a member of La- 
throp church over fifty years ago, though liv- 
ing far away for years before her death last 
year, left the residence of her estate to the 
Lathrop church, which has just been received 
and which lifted our present indebtedness. It 
came as a joyful sui-prise to us. 

Our dearly loved J. W. Piatt is still work- 
ing nearly night and day to serve the flock 
at Manteca and be postmaster for the little 
city of Manteca. God bless him and his wife. 
They are faithful, doing anything their hands 
find to do. He always says, when the way 
is dark and the future looks doubtful, "Woe 
is me if I preach not the Gospel." Salary 
cuts Uttle figure with him, if he is able to get 
out and work, God prospers him! 

Pray for our church, brethren and sisters, 
though we are hungry for the right kind of 
pastor we can do God's will without one. 

Our church paper ought to be in every 
home. I know of no other so very helpful. 
LUDA S. REYNOLDS. 



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er would indeed be fortunate in seeuiing the 
service of Brot'iier liicher and wife. 

Altiough, the weather was very inclement 
much of the time, we hiad a good attendance 
throughout the meeting; of course as always, 
wJien the weather was real bad the crowds 
were not so large and when it was nice the 
house was full. 

We were favored, at various times, with 
delegations from the neighboring Brethren 
churches, for which we were very gratetul. 

ft seems that if ever a pastor could be 
justified, in " qiuttiug on the job," on ac- 
count of his couipauions health our pastor 
surely would be, as his good wife has been 
unable to see much except to discern light, 
for the past year and shortly 'flitter the meet- 
ings began she suffered a severe nervous at- 
tack, whic'h rendered her unable to be up but, 
nevertheless, Brother Johnson by the power of 
the Holy JSpirit, brought the messages which 
rang as true to the Book, with such force, 
yet with such simplicity that the Holy Spirit 
convicted of sin, of righteousness and of 
judgment until twenty-tive (25; in all came 
forwiwd. Three of these eajne by letter and 
one by relationship; seventeen of the twenty- 
one have been baptized, though a few of 
t'hese intend to go into other churches; sev- 
eral others are awaiting baptism. 

"VVe are staggered when we think how peo- 
ple, M-lio can hear the preached word and 
could by word of mouth confess Christ as 
tneir Savior and Lord, reject the Holy Spirit, 
when an incident such as occurred, or we 
could say a miracle, was perfonned and not 
do violence to the truth, on the last night of 
our meetings, when the Holy Spirit entered 
the heart of a mute lady .and she, by signs 
which she miade, to her sister, made known 
that she wanted to confess Christ and unite 
with the ohui'ch. Truly we can say it was 
the power of the Holy Spirit and give all 
praise and honor to God the Father througn 
Jesus Christ our Lord. 

A Christian Endeavor society is being or- 
ganized; something each chui'ch needs to keep 
tlie young people, especially of Che church 
busy. We hope to make this a better year 
in the church than the past year has been and 
wo .ask an interest in the prayers of the 
Brethren everywhere for the work at this 
place. In Ids Name. 

EMMA li. BEBKHEISEE, 
Correspondug Secretaiy. 



LIMESTONE, TENNESSE 

f-iiuee the last report from here we held a 
three week's meeting in the month of Octo- 
ber, conducted by Brother Christiansen of 
Koanoke. He gave us good sermons, and 
there was much prayer and fasting. The vis- 
ible result w'as Jive additions to the church. 
We thoug'ht there should have been more, 
and doubtless had some tools of Satan worked 
as hard to put souls in the church as they did 
to keep them out, there surely would have 
been some more. Some people will not enter 
in themselves nor suffer the other fellow to do 
so. But we were pleased to receive those that 
did come as they show an interest in the 
church. 

_ince the meeting the services have been 
very well attended and we are glad to note 



a growing interest among some of the mem- 
bers, though we cannot say it of all. The 
yearly report given at the New Year's meet- 
ing of the members was good. The Sunday 
school report showed by far the largest at- 
tendance of any year yet. For all these 
things we give God the glory. It is he that 
wrought for us and through us. We are hav- 
ing good interest now in prayer meeting and 
the weekly Bible class. In the Bible class we 
are taking Dr. Torrey 's Bible Doctrine Course 
through the Moody Bible Institute's corre- 
spondence department. That is, the teacher 
takes her examinations through that depart- 
ment, and she grades all local papers. This is 
proving very interesting and instructive. The 
W. M. S. is showing much interest and has 
added some new members. 

The church very much enjoyed two. inter- 
esting talks on Africa by Miss Myers in Db- 
ccraber. It was a real event to have one of 
our missionaries visit us and we think she 
stimulated our missionary interest. 

While our work here in the countiy is 
small in a way, our desire is that it may be 
wholly Apostolic and of such a character that 
God can bless it and use it. We sympathize 
with all the churches in their struggles, and 
rejoice with you in all your success. 

MARY PENCE. 



EDUCATIONAL OrEERING AGAIN 

I am glad that I was mistaken when, on 
December 28, I made what I suposed was my 
final report for this offering, for the current 
year, for the good brethren keep on sending 
it in and so long as they do, I am more than 
'happy to keep on reporting it. When on the 
above date I submitted the last report, a to- 
tal of $7,028.93 had been sent to this office, 
and since then, the sums below have been re- 
ceived: 
N. Manchester, Ind. (Additional-), $ 3.00 

Dayton (Additiiona)l 5.00 

Gretna (Additional), 8.00 

Conemaugh (Additional), 66.00 

Morrill, 102.76 

Campbell (Additional), 9.00 

Total to date, $7222.60 

There is evidence too, that the "Buy a 
Book" friends may not aU have been heard 
from. For at my last report, a total of 
$1007.80 had been sent in, and since then, the 
Berean Sunday School Class of the Myersdale 
Brethren Sunday school, sent in an offering of 
$10.00 to be added to the fund, making a 
total of $1017.80. If further offerings are 
contemplated, I should be glad to have them 
sent in, for we have plenty of place for the 
money which may thus be contributed. 

Faithfully your brother, 
MARTIN SHIVELY, Bursar, 
Ashland College, Ashland, Ohio. 
Febi-uary 4, 1924. 



EEPORT OF KECEIPTS FOR HOME MIS- 
SIONS DURING THE FOURTH 
QUARTER OF 1923 

M Membership in Home Guard. 

Gen'l Fund 

Br. Ch. (Bethel) Mulvane, Kans 15.57 

Mrs. C. W. Hooks M 2.50 

Clark Claypool M 5.00 

Mrs. Clark Claypool M 5.00 



J. E. Mateer M 5.00 

Mrs. J. Y. Hooks M 5.00 

Miss Bessie Hooks M 5.00 

Eva B. Hooks M 5.00 

Br. S. S., Burlington, Ind 25.00 

Henry E. Klein, Lisbon, O M 5.00 

Br. Mission, Ft. Wayne, Ind 12.50 

Perry Bowman, Dayton, O M 25.00 

Br. Ch. (Bethlehem), Harrisonburg, 

Va 15.00 

Br. Ch. Ashland, 33.17 

Hortense Wertz M 25.00 

J. M. Murray M 5.00 

Amy Worst M 5.00 

Quinter M. Lyon M 5.00 

Geo. S. Baer & Wife M 10.00 

H. H. Wolford & Wife M 5.00 

Elizabeth Shidler M 5.00 

E. L. Kilhefncr M 50.00 

Florida M. Smith M 5.00 

Primary Dept., S. S M 7.19 

Martin Shively & Wife M 5.00 

E. J. Worst M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. I. D. Blotter M 5.00 

Mrs. E. J. Worst M 5.00 

C. L. Auspach & Wife M 5.00 

Chas. A. Bame .M 5.00 

Donald Bame M 10.00 

A. L. DeLozier & Wife M lo!oO 

Mr. & Mrs. B. F. Zercher ...... .M 5.00 

Dorcas Bame M 5.00 

Mrs. Chas. A. Bame M 5.00 

Br. Ch. Martinsburg, Pa ' 46.29 

D. M. Klepser M 10.00 

Rose Circle Bible Class M 5^00 

J- I- Hall M 2.50 

J. E. DiUing M 2.50 

C. E. Society M 5.00 

D. R. Snyder & Wife M 2.50 

Ever Faithful Bible Class" M 5.00 

Br. Ch., Altoona, Pa 40.00 

Mr. & Mrs. A. Sollenberger M 10.00 

A. D. Gnagey M 5.00 

Mrs. C. W. Gerhart M 5.00 

Mrs. D. E. Furry M 5.00 

K. C. Eeplogle M s'oo 

L. K. Eeplogle m 5.00 

Br. Ch., (Campbell) ClarksviUe, 

Mich., 35.10 

Mrs. P. A. Early, Nappanee, Ind. ..M sioO 

Mrs. U. J. Shively, Nappanee, Ind. M 5.00 
Mrs. .1. L. Bowman, Mineral Pt., Pa... 2.41 

Br. Ch., Fostoria, 3.00 

Mrs. J. W. Campbell M 5'oO 

Br. Ch., Portis, Kans., 4,2.50 

Br. Ch., Waterloo, Iowa 106.70 

Mary Horner jy; 

J. W. Lichty M 

H. H. Hiller '.".'. '.M 

A. E. Smith .' .' .M 

C. M. Berkley ......M. 

G. B. Strayer ]y; 

Amounts not given. 

Br. Ch., Hudson, Iowa, 24.50 

Philathea Bible Class M 5.00 

C. E. Society m q'j)q 

Br. Ch., Uniontown, Ps. 125.00 

W. M. S., College Corner, Ind., M 5!o0 

Br. Ch., Pleasant Hill, 65.25 

Br. Ch., Washington, D. C, 85!57 

Jacob Thomas & Wife, Mt. Etna, la. M sioO 

B. F. Buzard, Vandergrift, Pa M 10.00 

Br. Ch., (Salem) Clayton, 36.05 

Elizabeth Hepner m 5.00 

Br. Ch., New Lebanon, 21.25 

Geo. W. Kinzie .- . . M 2.50 

Nora C. Eck m 2.50 

F. J. Weaver jy; 2.50 

Dora E. Conover if 2.50 

John C. Eck ;^ 5.00 

Br. Ch., Tiosa, Ind .'.'."" 1836 

Br. Ch., Turlook, Calif 23^72 

Eichard Harding M IQ.OO 

Mr. & Mrs. W. W. Heltman M 10.00 

Mrs. M. J. Ashbaugh & EfBe 

Gitson M g.oo 

Br. Ch., Aleppo, Pa g.Ol 

A Friend m lo^oo 

A Friend m g.oQ 

WM. A. GEAEHART. 

(To be continued) 



FEBRUARY 6, 1924 



THE BRETHREN EVANGELIST 



PAGE lo 



SECOND BE.ETHE.EN CHITRCH 
Los Angeles, California 

One item of business at the annual busi- 
ness nxeeting, ,at the Compton Avenue Breth- 
ren church on January 1, 1924, pertained to 
^changing the name from Compton Avenue to 
Second Brethren church of Los Angeles. 

In the last few months we have outgrown 
everything else as well as the name. Things 
happening here now are continually the best 
we have ever had and thus the Lord's work 
goes on. Sunday schools, take notice: our 
enrollment lat the end of the year was 185 
and gTowing. Tbe ■ average attendance for 
1923 was 184 9-13. How is that for 100 per 
cent attendance? One recent Sunday every 
regular scholar had ,a Bible. 

On Christmas Day night we celebrated the 
200th anniversary Love Feast in America. 
Some brethi-en from the Church of the Breth- 
ren were with us and a most beautiful ser- 
vice was conducted. 

During Sunday school hour, December 30th, 
fourteen persons made confession. Eight have 
been baptized recently and more to follow. 
Eight letters have been received and two by 
relation. Praise the Lord for the steady 
growth. 

Dr. E. M. Cobb jumped into the harness aa 
the regular pastor and has mapped out a won- 
derful program for 1924. Among other things 
and not least is the building of a new church. 
A new building must be erected because we 
have outgrown the old one, and we must 
have more room. 

Our goal is 80 new members this year and 
we hope to establish one mission Sunday 
school. The budget this year is the largest 
ever attempted, and with the careful selec- 
tion of officers for this year we hope to make 
this a year of Jubilee. 

Someihow people coming to California get 
to be great boosters, so now we will turn the 
trick and do our boosting for the Lord. 

J. C. MeBRIDE. 



TWELVE MILE, INDIANA 

The last Sunday in September, 1923 brought 
to" a close our work at Twelve Mile, Indiana, 
or the Corinth church, this period covering 
■sici and one-half years. Many changes took 
place in this time, some veiy familiar faces 
passed from the stage of action and the bur- 
den of the church had to be assumed by 
■others. Some new faces have found their way 
in and have become familiar in this part of 
•the Lord's vineyard. Some of the younger 
people have married and gone to other parts 
and others have come to take their places. 
The church has been remodeled and is now 
Uke a new building and they have a veay 
■comfortable building in which to worship, lo- 
cated in a very beautiful place. Our work 
among these people, while it has not been 
-(vithout its discouragements and difficulties, 
yet when all is summed up, it gives us 
pleasure to know we have had that privilege. 
A more loyal class of people cannot be found 
and they were always looking for an oppor- 
tunity to do some deeds of kindness to make 
their pastor feel that his work was appre- 
ciated. While not one of the largest churches, 
yet we feel that it ranks among the best rural 



churches of the state and with their loyalty 
to their pastor is their loyalty to the Book 
of God, and their position on all the doc- 
trines of the church cannot be questioned. 

Brother J. W. Clark is now serving as their 
pastor and we covet for him the same co-oper- 
ation that we ha,d, and wish for theni the 
best, and pray God's choicest blessings to 
rest upon pastor and people. 
College Comer 

We assum,ed our duties as pastor of this 
church on the first of October, 1923. This is 
a field we knew very little about, but we 
were not long a stranger, for they have a 
way of making you feel that you are one of 
them. We have found them a willing class 
of people, ready to do what they can to help 
the cause of Christ iu this community. We 
have had no reason to complain yet. Of 
course it is like all churches, they have their 
difficulties; all is not rosy. We held their 
regular fall revival, doing our best, regardless 
of the bad weather. We had a good meeting. 
The spirit of unity prevailed and 19 were 
added to the church. We closed our meeting 
with the largest communion service ever held 
at this place, at least for a number of years, 
and every department of the church is mov- 
ing forward to bigger and better things and 
together as pastor and people we pray that 
the divine blessing may rest upon lis as we 
try to spread the gospel of Christ in this 
part of his vineyard. 

Going from here we went to North Liberty 
to hold a meeting there. We were with them 
three weeks and the Lord blessed us there. 
We will leave this report for them to make. 

Loree 

We are now beginning our sixth year in 
this field and are by no means looking for 
this to be a year of less activities than the 
others. This, like all rural districts, is hard 
hit financially but we are having the tide and 
going forward, somewhat handicapped of 
course, but doing the best we can. It was 
necessary for us to install a lighting plant 
which has been done and is giving us fine 
service. There are other repairs that should 
be done but we are doing as little as possible 
at present. We held our own meeting, begin- 
ning on the Sunday before Christmas, and 
we surely hit a streak of bad weather, clos- 
ing our meetings with the thermometer reg- 
istering from zero to 12 below, with only 
one accession. But a fine spirit prevailed and 
all feel that we had a good meeting. 

Every department of the church is moving 
at a steady pace, doing what they can to pro- 
mote the work of Christ. C. A. STEWART. 



LATHROP, CALirOENIA 

The Evangelist of January second was 
read with great pleasure, especially the letter 
from Sister Gribble. To learn that the dear 
ones in that field were well and doing so well 
was pure joy. And the cut of that beautiful 
and well appoiated church house at La Verne 
was another cause for rejoicing. California 
is coming to the front in religious activity. 
If my memory is correct Brother Martin 
Saively was sent by Lathrop church to La 
Verne (then Lordsburg) and organzed that 



church there in the late nineties. How is it, 
Brother lShively'2 Did you not go to La 
Verne taking our big camp meeting tent to 
hold the revival in, which followed the or- 
ganization of the church there'J 

Lathrop church has the honor to be the 
oldest Brethi'en church in California, being 
organized in IbtiU or 1861, by Brother Georg* 
Wolfe, grandfather of H. E. and J. Miio 
Wolfe of this church. This organization lias 
never lapsed, though sometimes without a 
pastor for a tew years at a time. Oiu' Sun- 
day school has over sixty members and 
Unristiau Eudeavorers about filty. Have a 
bemoi, Intermediate, and Junior society. Our 
Brother J. Milo Wolfe, a line Bible scnolai', 
is our leader in Christian work with others, 
WHO ring true on every occasion. Our Broth- 
er, I'red Kliest, brought into our church by 
Rev. Cobb during his meetings, is a fine teach- 
er lor the young men and a Christian gen- 
tleman. Our Christian Endeavor, under the 
i'-'aUerslup of our young Brother John Koyk- 
euUail has taken the County banner for effi- 
ciency and service thjree years in succession. 

1 fain would mention all who work so har- 
moniously but will only speak of the leaders. 
Misses Dora Cowden and Katherine Obert, 
w'ho so nobly work with Intermediates and 
Juniors of our Christian Endeavor. Many 
others are so faithful. Mrs. Koykendali, 
mother of sL-c sons all in the church, from ten 
years to 25 years of age, also one daughter. 
Oh, we are so htmgry for a pastor, a Godly 
man to inspii'e us and lead us on to greater 
strength. We are small as to numbers but 
some are mighty in faith. Praise Go,d. 

I often wonder that some Brethren families 
do not come to our state and enjoy the mild 
winters and unite with the western churches, 
doing the cause good as well as themselves. 
Nowhere in California is there to be had 
cheaper property than in Lathrop district, ly- 
ing between the irrigation system and the 
San Joaquin River; the soU is fine and the 
water good in most places. We have built 
a cozy church, not entirely finished but very 
satisfactory — and not one outside the church 
was solicited, though some gave to the 
church unsolicited. 

A Miss Nancy Haines, a member of La- 
throp church over fifty years ago, though liv- 
ing far away for years before her death last 
year, left the residence of her estate to the 
Lathrop church, which has just been received 
and which lifted our present indebtedness. It 
came as a joyful sui'prise to us. 

Our dearly loved J. W. Piatt is still work- 
ing nearly nigiht and day to serve the flock 
at Manteca and be postmaster for the little 
city of Manteca. God bless him and his wife. 
They are faithful, doing anything their hands 
find to do. He always says, when the way 
is dark and the future looks doubtful, "Woe 
is me if I preach not the Gospel." Salary 
cuts little fig-ure with him, if he is able to get 
out and work. God prospers him! 

Pray for our church, brethren and sisters, 
though we are hungry for the right kind of 
pastor we can do God's will without one. 

Our church paper ought to be in every 
home. I know of no other so very helpful. 
LUDA S. REYNOLDS. 



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FEBRUARY 6, 1924 



McLOUTH, KANSAS 

Brother Austin and wife held a revival here 
beginning December 29th and continued for 
three weeks. He is a good speaker and she 
a good singer and personal worker. The 
meetings were well attended although the 
weather was very cold and roads very bad. 
There were twenty-five confessions. He bap- 
tized seven; the others will go to other 
churches. Of the seven we hardly know 
whether they are Brethren or Church of the 
Brethren; you know we are mixed up here 
and they are young and do not understand. 
How nice it would be if we could be united 
so there would be no need of understanding 
the difference. We are rejoicing for the good 
news the Evangelist brings us of souls being 
saved and other good work among the 
churches and althougih we have only a small 
place in the work we wish to be found faith- 
ful. MES. J. B. K3MMEL. 



PLEASANT GKOVB, IOWA 

Thinking that the readers of the Evange- 
list would Uke to hear from this church, I 
will tell of a few happenings, »iiice my last 
report. The children prepared a fine Christ- 
mas progTani which was given December. 
24th, and after the program the presents 
which had been put on a tree were distrib- 
uted to each one and a sack of candy was 
given to every one present. A very enjoy- 
able evening was had by all. A White Gift 
offering was taken, which has been reported. 
On Christmas night we observed the Holy 
Communion. On account of bad roads and 
weather the attendance was not so go'.... 

Our business meeting which was held the 
first of the month was fairly well attended. 
The business was disposed of In a spiritual 
manner. A letter was granted to a sister 
who now lives in California. Our birthday 
offering for the last six months of the past 
year, 1923, wias sent to Brother Gearhart to 
be sent to the Kentucky mission. 

Our pastor, Brother Spaoht, received wo • ' 
from Brother Yoder our South American 
missionary that he will be with us l''ebiuary 
10th. 

This church asks that all brethren and sis- 
ters remember us in prayer that we may all 
be found faithful. 

Yours in his Name, 

MRS. LUELLA BELL, 
Corresponding Secretary. 

North English, Iowa. 



CAMPAIGN OF EVANGELISM 

I am pledged to report to the readers of 
The Evangelist, a very successful revival 
with the people of North Manchester, Indi- 
ana during the month of December. The 
meeting was held in the First Brethren church 
where Eev. A. E. Thomas is now acting pas- 
tor and is doing very efficient work. I was 
also invited by the President and faculty of 
North Manchester College to conduct the 
chapel service for one week and make the 
evangelistic appeal to the students and we 
had a wonderful time with them. They re- 
sponded with great enthusiasm and interest 



to these meetings and practically all of those 
who were unsaved, between twenty and 
thirty, came to Christ during this special 
week. It was a great sight to see these 
splendid young people rise to their feet in 
response to the call, while the entire student 
body remained seated and of their own ac- 
cord and without personal work being done 
during the appeal walk down the aisles to 
■confess allegiance to Christ before their class- 
mates. President Otho Winger was very 
much interested in the spiritual welfare of his 
students and gave the best possible kind of 
support and co-operation which the writer 
gt-eatly appreciates. 

The college, — both faculty and students — 
was also much interested in the meetings at 
the church and came in large numbers as 
well as the people of the city in general and 
the church proved too small -to hold the 
crowds. They were delegations from many 
places and units including the other denomi- 
nations, high schools, factories, business wom- 
en etc. and scores were added to the churches 
as a direct result of fhe campaign. 

I also wish to report a very interesting and 
unusual meeting with the Brethren mission of 
Muncie, Indiana, which we had over the hol- 
idays. Eev. J. L. Eimmel is the pastor, and 
as he had urged me for several years to give 
them a lift, I felt so led to do it that I prom- 
ised to give them my holiday vacation per- 
iod, and they grabbed it. So Mrs. Miller and 
I began there the day before Christmas and 
continued over Christmas and New Year, a 
little less than two weeks in all and we never 
had a better time in a meeting in all our ex- 
perience. Dr. and Mrs. Bammel are doing a 
wonderful work in this Mission church, and 
I never worked with a bunch of people whom 
we more appreciate than these devoted Mun- 
cie folks. They are all a very earnest, con- 
secrated, talented and generous people and 
while they have already done wonders in 
building up the work they have, I predict, 
before them one of the greatest achievements 
the Brethren church has yet witnessed. The 
property in which they are holding their 
meetings is a worked over residence, made 
into a rather unique place of worship but 
they are rapidly outgrowing these quarters 
and should now have an up-to-date new 
church building, and I never saw a field that 
to my way of thinging is more worthy of 
help than here and the field for harvesting 
I believe to be very promising. There were 
more than 60 confessions as a result of our 
meeting with these people and among these 
there were ten or more heads of families and 
just the finest kind of people all of whom 
will make great workers, and Brother Kimmel 
tells me only four of all these came from 
Brethren families, all others were people who 
were either of no church connection or had 
been reared in or had been members of other 
churches. God bless the splendid people of 
Muncie, and I ask all readers of this article 
cie, and I ask all the readers of this article 
to rejoice with them and us in this victory. 

In addition to the confessions of Christ in 
these meetings I am also pleased to report 
that in the Manchester meeting 29 very fine 
young people came forward on my appeal for 
' ' Life service ' ' recruits for the ministry and 
missions, if the Lord so calls them, and in 



the Muncie meeting there were more than 
twenty who made this same beautiful surren- 
der. 

We are now dn the midst of a great meet- 
ing in the Dayton, Ohio, church and 160 peo- 
ple have made the great confession of Christ 
at the close of the second week and the 
crowds are overtaxing the auditorium. 

ELMEE G. MILLEE. 



PIRST CHUKCH, PPHLADELPHIA, 
' PENNSYLVANIA 

The First Brethren church of Philadelphia 
is still on the map, even though she hasn't 
been reporting to the church paper for some 
time. 

We realize that the going of Brother Mc- 
Claiu and .the coming of Brother Miller is 
stale news by now, yet we want to thank 
God that though we grieved over the loss of 
the one, we rejoice too in the gaining of an- 
other pastor, who also preaches the whole ' 
Word of God, fearlessly and forcefully. 

While Brother E. Paul Miller has only- 
been here a few months, much has already 
been accomplished under his leadership. We 
have just adopted a new constitution, which 
we believe meets a long-felt need of our 
work. 

Our annual business meeting was held re- 
cently, with a record-breaking attendance^ at 
which time new officers were elected for the 
ensuing year who are planning many forward 
movements. 

We must mention our "White Gift Offer- 
ing" of the year just closed. We had set the 
goal at $1,000.00 to be used mainly in de- 
creasiag the mortgage on our church. We 
have realized $1,140.00! We have divided it 
thus: 

$1,00.00 for the church mortgage; $75.00 
for the National work; $50.00 Belief Fund of 
our own church, leaving us $15.00, which we 
have set aside as the beginning of another 
drive for a large amount toward the mort- 
gage, for we are determined that this debt 
shall soon be cancelled! 

So we are trusting and praying that he 
who has done great things for us, even in the , 
midst of obstacles, will still lead us out to 
greater days of usefulness to his glory. 

(Signed) MES. H. BAUDENBUSH,, 
Church Correspondent. 



ANNOUNCEMENTS 



FOREIGN MISSION OFFERING 

Attention! All money received by the 
Treasurer of the Foreign Missionary Society 
of the Brethren Church between February 
lath and June 1st, 1924, will be counted as 
the Easter Offering. Funds received between 
these dates will constitute the Easter Offer- 
ing. Individual donors should state where 
they hold their church membership so that 
credit can be given to the churches to whom 
credit is due. 

LOUIS S. BATIMAN, Treasurer. 

Long Beach, California, 

January 26, 1924. 



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TABLE OF CONTENTS 



Woodrow Wilson — Editorial, 

Benevolence Day Offering — Editorial, 

Editorial Review, 

Benevolence Day and Its Offering— O. E. Bowman, . . 
Supporting Superannuated Ministers — L. E. Bradfleld, 

What Saves Men from their Sins— G. W. Bench, 

Science and Health or Scriptures?— A. E. Copeland, . 



2 American Peace Award Plan — Editor, 7 

3 Trail Blazers — W. K, Deeter, 8 

3 Family Worship — M. A. Witter, 9 

4 Editor 's Notes and White Gifts 10 

4 On C. E. Page — C. W. Abbott and Lois Frazier, 11 

5 Mission News from Dr. Gribble and C. F. Yoder, 12 

6 News from the Field, 13-15 



EDITORIAL 



Woodrow Wilson 



The nation has been plunged into another great soitow. Only 
a few months since we bowed our heads in grief at the death of the 
president of this great nation, and now again the shadows have 
fallen. But the situation is so different. President Harding went 
from us in the height of his popularity, at the time when he was 
just getting well started in his leadership; his work seemed not yet 
completed and he had won for himself no bitter enemies. Woodrow 
Wilson had passed the zenith of his career and had gone through 
the anti-climax. He had been not only the greatest idol of the 
American people and the world, but the most bitterly assailed man 
in his generation. After the extreme brilliancy of his day of pop- 
ularity, he passed into the shadows of loneliness and obscurity such 
as few great men are called upon to experience. At one time so 
completely had popular sentiment been set against him, that the 
backing of Mr. Wilson seemed a liability to a man seeking public 
office. Was this the same man that so short a time before the people 
had fairly worshipped? How fickle the masses are! How easily 
swayed by prejudice and pettiness! The bitter passions of men were 
just beginning to subside when this man whom they had so heartily 
hated, died. Then they remembered again the power of his influence, 
the greatness of his genius, the brilliance of his leadership, and the 
ideals he had espoused. They also began to realize the greathess of 
the service he had rendered and the sacrifice he had made. The 
measure of his stature, notwithstanding his peculiarities, began to 
be manifest, and as they saw the more clearly what he had been 
and what he had done, they were driven to tears ■v/'hen they heard 
that. Woodrow Wilson had died. 

Well may the nation moum at this tragedy. That Wilson died 
is not the thing that is so tragic, for it is appointed unto all men 
once to die, but that he should have come to his end a martyr to 
the noblest idealism that bad been dreamed by any statesman in the 
world in two generations is the sorry thing about it all. Wilson was 
not yet old, as men count years today, — only five weeks and two 
days past his sixty-seventh birthday; he was broken and brought to 
his death by the terrible conflict he waged for world peace and was 
as truly a victim of the world war as any soldier who fell on the 
battle fields of France. He gave his life in the conflict to end war, 
and we venture to sa.y, on the basis of his own prophetic words that 
history will give him a rating among the noblest of earth's states- 
men for the service he rendered in fathering the first practical plan 
for a world organized for the preservation of peace. In his Metro- 
politan Opera House speech in New York in 1919, just before he 
sailed the second time for Europe he spoke as a prophet: "The 
world may not take our ideas, but if it does not it will wander long 



yeai-s in the wilderness through confusion and seas of blood. But 
at last it will come back where we stand." The tragically shameful 
thing is that not the world so much as his own nation, through the 
confusion and appeals of petty and jealous partisanship, refused to 
accept the ideals he offered. 

But the vision of men is even now biginning to be cleared, and 
we shall not be surprised if Wilson by his death shall wield a migh- 
tier influence for the ideals wihich he championed than by his life, 
influential as he was in his balmy days. At any rate, we can trust 
the right to win because it is right, notwithstanding all who may 
be arrayed against it. 

Through all the years of his service to his country he served so 
courageously, so efficiently and so manifestly in the interest of the 
people that the great men of our nation are even now bestowing 
upon him tributes of praise and appreciation. He had his faults, as 
even the noblest of earth have had, but he gave his life, not to his 
country only but to the world, with such passion and sincerity, thiat 
men will forget his shortcomings and remember 'him as indeed he 
was, a great servant and citizen of his own nation and of the world. 
Mr. William Howard Taft's words of appreciation are worthy both 
of Wilson and of Taft himself. He said: 

' ' Mr. Wilson in the later years~ of the war and in the years 
following the armistice was the greatest figure on the world's 
stage. No man in a century wielded more power and influence. 
He was born to command, with confidence and courage, and 
events gave him an opportunity to lead men not given to any 
other in our history. He was a man of • very high ideals and 
great force of character to pursue them. . . He will live in the 
ideals he preached and sought." 

And President Coolidge paid tribute in his proclamation on 
Woodrow Wilson's death in words such as find echo in the hearts of 
all thoughtful Americans: 

"The duties of this high office he so conducted as to win 
the confidence of the people of the United States, who twice 
elected him to the chief magistracy of the republic. As presi- 
dent of the United States he was moved by a desire to promote 
the best interests of the country as he conceived them. His acts 
were prompted by high motives and his sincerity of pui-pose can- 
not be questioned. He led the nation through the terrific strug- 
gle of the World War with a lofty idealism which never failed 
him. He gave utterance to the aspiration of humanity with an 
eloquence that held the attention of all the world and made 
America a new and enlarged influence in the destiny of man- 
kind." 



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Benevolence Day Offering 

Tkere is one phase of tte church's work that has not been given 
too much publicity, and eoncerning which ,the membership has not 
been too much aroused, — that is the benevolences for which we are 
responsible. There are two especial features of our denominational 
benevolences at present. One is contributing to the support of 
superannuated ministers who have toiled faithfully through -the heat 
of the day and have received little recompense so that they find their 
latter days to be days of need. The other is the support of a 
Brethren Home for tie aged and infirm of the brotherhood and the 
homeless children. There has existed a really great need along this 
Hne, some phases of which it is not to our credit that we have not 
given more attention in years gone by. Some of our very worthy 
ministers have spent their latter days in very straitened circum- 
stances because we have been so thoughtless or indifferent concern- 
ing their need. We have been paying them a verj' meagre stipend 
for a number of years, but not according to theii needs, and even 
that small remuneration has often been paid so irregularly that they 
have at times been compelled to go for months, and in the dead of 
winter, without sufficient to provide properly for the physical wants. 
Our Benevolence Board is doing the very best they can with the 
funds we put into their hands, and it is to their credit that they 
have awakened the brotherhood sufficently to its responsibility that 
they have been able to increase gradually the pension to our aged 
ministers, until now it is not so unworthy an amount. The amount 
was increased again by vote of General Conference this last" year, 
and the sum asked for from the churches to meet this budget Is 
forty cents per member. 

As regards the Brethren Home, we have only just begun to give 
seriouS: consideration to this obligation that rests upon the children 
of God. A few have had the vision for some years, but it required 
the sacrificial gifts of a few individuals, and of one man and wife 
in particular, to bring us as a people to undei-take the task that has 
been so long neglected^ The main building of a Brethren Home was 
completed and furnished last year and now has several occupants. 
The valuable farm and the beautiful building were largely made 
possible through the generous gift of Brother Henry Einehart, and 
he has now made an additional gift of a forty acre farm to this 
institution. But so important an institution can not be maintained 
by the gitfts of one individual, nor would the brotherhood be satls- 
fLed that such should be the ease. It is a home open to the entire 
brotherhood and all wiU want to have some part in it. The task is 
ours of providing the funds for its support and of helping to liquidate 
the small indebtedness in the Home. The Board is asking for an 
offering of forty cents per member from the churches to be given on 
Benevolence Day. 

Thus the two funds put together are asking for 80 CENTS PER 
MEMBER, a sum which can easily be met, if every member of eveiy 
church will do his or her part. That part will not necessarily be just 
eighty cents; in some cases it will be considerably more, and in 
others it may not be that much — from each according to his several 
ability. Let us remember that in ail work of the church there is oub 
secret of success, and that is co-operatiom. As a machine does its 
work only as ©very part is fitly joined together and operates accora- 
ing to its design and purpose, so the church can accomplish the task 
that it faces only as the various members work together in harmony, 
each doing his proper part. That is what we mean by co-operation, 
and that will win success. 



EDITORIAL REVIEW 



Do not fail to mail your offering for the Publishing House to the 
Business Manager soon and have the way clear for the taking of a 
generous offering for Benevolences on February 24. 

Brother B. T. Burnworth is engaged in a revival meeting at Mil- 
ford, Indiana, a former pasforate, and he reports that the crowds and 
interest are fine. Brother J. W. Brower is the pastor. 

Brother S. M. Whetstone favors us with a report of his work In 
Indiana. He has recently relinquished his charges at Tiosa and New 
Highland, and has taken Eoann in addition to Enterprise which he 



has been serving for a year. From both of these congregations he 
has received fine expressions of hospitality. A revival at Enterprise 
resulted in three being added to the churcfh and a campaign of four 
weeks at Eoann netted them nineteen additions. 

Our good correspondent from Arkton, Virginia, enjoys the week- 
ly visits of The Evangelist with its messages of progress in various 
parts of the Lord's vineyard. Brother S. P. Fogle is serving the 
people and has been returned for another year. 

Br. Florence N. Gribble writes encouraging news from Africa. 
The native church continues to grow, numbering at the last report 
118 souls and nine more awaiting baptism. They are exploring a new 
field with a view to opening up a new mission. God is blessing these 
consecrated souls in a wonderful way, and shall we not say that some 
of their success is due to the praj'ers of their friends and co-workers 
in the homeland? Those of us who cannot go to the fields, can help 
along the progress of the kingdom in a wonderful way by persever- 
ing and believing prayer. 

The Third church of Philadelphia is bristling with enthusiasm 
and activity under the leadership of their new pastor, Brother Alien 
S. Wheatcroft. Though a young man in the ministry and new in 
the Brethren church, he is launching forward with the commendable 
zeal and organizing ability. The Third church wishes to present the 
likeness of their pastor and also to declare their purpose of going 
seriously at the task of building a new and more adequate house of 
worship. We wish to welcome Brother Wheatcroft into the Evan- 
gelist family and wish him and 'his people God's richest blessings. 

Dayton has experienced what is pronounced the greatest revival 
in the history of that great church, and they have had many other 
great ingatherings. Brother W. S. Bell is the faithful and wise shep- 
herd who has led the people from victory to victory. They invited 
Brother E. C. Miller to lead in their evangelistic campaign and ho 
and his good wife showed themselves mighty instruments of God. It 
was a most intensive campaign and it seems that the whole churcn 
was lined up for battle with the hosts of evil. As a result a most 
remarkable victory was achieved, more than 250 having made the 
confession and more than 100 having been baptized when the report 
was made. 



AN APPEAL FOE GERMAN RELIEF 

Appeals for help for the starving and destitute in Germany 
have been coming repeatedly, and more insistent with each recurring 
call. And it has become evident that relief work in Germany is 
really a necessity. Millions of people of the middle and working 
classes, people who are not accustomed to charity and some of whom 
really starve rather than ask for help, are facing starvation and 
much help is needed promptly. This situation is due to the break- 
dovm ih currency unprecedented even in the most chaotic portions 
of Russia and Austria in their most gloomy days. It may be claimea 
that Germany is largely responsible for her condition, but the blame 
does not rest upon the common people, who must endure the suffer- 
.ing, and anyway when men, women and children are starving Chris- 
tian people cannot stop to consider how they came by it and refuse 
the needed sustenance. Moreover Germany was not long since our 
chief enemy, but American Christians must be Christian enough to 
feed their former enemies. This is a unique opportunity to bear 
clear and effective testiminy to the genuineness of our Christian love. 

Various agencies are collecting funds, among them being the 
American Committee for the Relief of German Children of whicli 
General Henry T. Allen is chairman, and the Federal Council or 
Ohurcies. Following is a portion of the appeal sent out by the latter 
organization to 125,000 pastors: 

First: That in the services of public worship prayer be made to 
God and entreaty to the souls of men, for more of the spirit of good- 
will toward all, especially those who were once our enemies, and for 
enlarged compassion in our hearts. 

Second: That in every church and Sunday school a generous 
oft"ering be made for the relief of the suffering in Gennany as a tes- 
timony of Christian love from the Churches of America. 

Third: That individu>l laymen in the churches be encouraged to 
make personal contributions to this relief fund. 

Contributions may be sent to Dr. Ernest Lyman Mills, 105 East 
22nd Streef, New York. 



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THE BRETHREN EVANGELIST 



FEBRUARY 13, 1924 



GENERAL DIRECTOR 
W. S. Bell, Dayton, Ohio 

DIRECTOR OF EVANGELISM 

AND SECRETARY-TREASURER 

A. L. Lynn 



PROMOTION PROGRAM 

Of the Brethren Church 



DIRECTOR OF SPIRITUAL LIFE 
J. A. Garber 

DIRECTOR OF STEWARDSHIP 

AND TITHING 

H. F. Stuckman 



Benevolence Day and Its Offering 

By Orion E. Bowman, Secretary Brethren Home 



On February 24th this year the Brethren churches will 
again be called upon to remember the benevolences of our 
beloved' fraternity. Our benevolence work from a national 
standpoint is divided in two parts — the work of The Breth- 
ren's Home and the support of the superamiuated ministers 
of our church. The work of each department is separate 
and distinct and is administered by two different organiza- 
tions which are accountable to the National Conference of 
the Brethren church. 

The first is administered by The Brethren's Home, an 
incorporation organized under the laws of Oliio and directed 
by a Board of nine directors of which Dr. J. Allen Miller 
is President. 

The second by the Board of 
Benevolences of the Brethren 
Church also an Ohio corpora- 
tion. 

The object of this article is 
to call attention to the needs 
and conditions of The Breth- 
ren's Home especially. 

As has been announced the 
Hom.e was opened on May 1st, 
1923, at Flora, Indiana, and 
is in a very healthy and ilour- 
isliing condition, under the 
management of Monroe Lan- 
dis as Superintendent, and 
his wife as Matron. The 
Home is situated admirably 
in a fine farming community 
and near one of our best 
churches in Indiana. The in- 
mates at the present time arc 
all well and are enjoying the 
commodious and well-kept ap- 
pointments of the Home. 

The budget of expenses for 
the year 1923-24 calls for 
$5,000, and the Board was 
authorized to make an api^eal 
to the churches of our broth- 
erhood during the month of 
February for an off«riiig of 
40 cents per member for the 
benefit of the Home. It may 
be interesting to note that the 
indebtedness of the Home is 
less than $8,000 outside of annuities and that it is the desire 
of the Board to place the Home on a firm financial basis so 
that it never will become a burden to the brotherhood. 

At the quarterly meeting of the Board of Trustees held 
a few weeks ago the hearts of the members Avere made glad 
by another magnificent gift of a 40 acre farm from Brother 
and Sister Rinehart to the Home. It has only been possible 
through the generosity of Brother and Sister Rinehart to 
build this splendid home which is a credit to the entire 
brotherhood'. 

A visit to the Home will convince any member of the 
church that the money that has been given in years past by 
people towards this fund has been conserved and well ex- 
pended. The Home is open to any minister, returned mis- 



REMEMBER 

When Benevolence Day Comes That 

We Cannot Spell Success 

without 



U 



THE GOAL ■ 

40 cents for Superannuated Ministers 

and 

40 cents for the Brethren Home 

THE DATE- 

February 24, 1924 



sionary, or member of the Brethren church in good stand- 
ing, who will make proper application and meet the neces- 
sary conditions for admission. 

If every member will contribute liberally this year our 
expenses can be met promptly and you will be aiding in a 
very worthy cause. 

All contributions should be mailed to the Treasurer, 
Walter V. Pearson, Flora, Indiana. 

Dayton, Ohio. 

Supporting Our Super-annuated Ministers 

By Landis R. Bradfield 

The tim.e is at hand, for an 
appeal to be made to the 
Brethren churches, asking 
them to contribute to the Su- 
perannuated Ministers' Fund. 
The object in making this ap- 
peal is to secure some financ- 
ial assistance for those needy 
veterans of the Faith who are 
nearing -the "End of the 
Road." Possibly many of us 
when we hear this appeal for 
assistance will turn a deaf 
ear to it, saying, "Why 
should I?" Then too many of 
our younger ministers fail to 
grasp the importance of this 
aiDpeal. It is an easy matter 
Avhile in the strength of 
youth, to overlook the needs 
of those who are now aged 
and infirm, who gave their 
best for the church they love, 
and the cause of righteous- 
ness which they espoused. 

I am just a young man, be- 
ginning my work as a minis- 
ter, and I keenly feel my in- 
competency to Avrite on a sub- 
ject so important as the one 
assigned to me. But in this 
brief paper it is not my inten- 
tion to criticize the Brethren 
church because she has not 
done more for the relief of 
her aged ministry, but rather to encourage us to do more 
now, and to make our assistance commensurate ivith the 
need to be supplied. 

There are three reasons why I believe we should give 
loyal support to our Superaimuated Ministers' Fund. First: 
We should support this fund because the men who are now 
receiving help from it, gave their lives unstintedly to the 
church, without thought of remuneration. They are the 
heroes of the Brethren Faith. They labored hard to build 
up congregations of believing peoples, and all to the sacri- 
ficing of comforts of life for themselves. They counted not 
their own lives dear unto themselves, and even the members 
of their families were made to go with the barest necessi- 
ties of life, in order that the Gospel 'of Christ might be 



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taken to others. Can we sit quietly by and not in some 
measure return our thanks to them for their loyalty and 
devotion? It is because such noble men liave gone before 
that we enjoy the heritage which is ours today. 

In the second place we should contribute to the Super- 
annuated Ministers' offering, because of the need of estab- 
lishing an active agency for relief, that will be needed In 
the future by the men who are still active in the ministry. 
The remuneration received by most of our ministers for 
their services is inadequate to insure against the adversities 
of old age. Therefore the church that carefully and ade- 
quately meets these adversities of her ministers in their time 
of need, is the church that Avill flourish. We are hearing a 
great deal today about the underpaid minister, and it is true 
in too many cases that our ministers ai"e underpaid. But if 
we show definitely to our ministers that they have the sup- 
port of the brotherhood back of them, and that if they come 
to a condition of want, they will be taken care of by the 
church, then a great burden is lifted from their minds. The 



church has an opportunity to speak thus to her ministry 
through this offering which is for their support. 

Thex'e is, in conclusion, one other reason why we should 
contribute to the Superannuated Ministers ' Fund, and that 
is; because, our contributions to this fund Avill be a source 
of i-ncouragement to young men who are now entering, or 
contemplating entering the ministry. Our young men will 
feel a stronger appeal to enter the ministry if the problem 
of support in old age is removed. It will mean much to us 
young ministers to know that if we serve our church faitn- 
fully, our church loves us enough to care for us when we 
can serve her no longer. Will the Brethren church rise up 
and say to her young men, "Have no fear for the future." 
The Brethren church can say this to her young men, by her 
support and loyalty to this fund which should g-row year by 
year, and should always be large enough to give creditable 
assistance to .those in need. Let us make this the biggest 
year ever for our aged ministers. Will we do it? Our con- 
tributions Avill answer for us. 

Ashland, Ohio. 



What Saves Men from Their Sins 

By G. W. Rench, D.D. 



Keep in mind the question. When a man is ready to 
accept Christ, how does he get rid of his sins? 

We have just learned from the great commission that 
the Lord has appointed the gospel as the means for procur- 
ing man's deliverance from his past sins. Passage after pas- 
sage reiterates this. In addition to those mentioned, 1 Peter 
1 :25, is a fair sample : ' ' But the word of the Lord endureth 
forever. And this is the word which by the gospel is 
preached unto you." 

What is there in this cjaim THAT WE ARE SAVED 
BY FAITH, and that our salvation is secured for us the 
moment we believe? We are hearing strange things these 
days, strange especially to some of us who have been read- 
ing Dunkard literature for forty years, and were guided by 
such men as Quinter, R. H. Miller, Holsinger, Bashor, SwI- 
hart. Brown, and Bauman. Yes, strange sounds greet the 
ear of the old time Christian. We are now told that instead 
of conversion ("turned," see R. V.) being a process, it is 
a single act taldng place instantly; that instead of finding 
a place for all scriptures having "shall be saved" in them, 
that we need but one, "He who believes is saved." "You 
can be saved while walking do^^Ti this aisle," we now hear 
in Brethren churches. That will save some of us a lot of 
bother, if it is true. If that is trae, it is foolish to .talk 
about confession with the mouth, or a particular mode of 
baptism. If a man's sins are blotted out the moment he be- 
lieves, or if he is pardoned as "you walk down this aisle," 
why, he is saved, that is all. And if he is saved, how can he 
be "MORE SAVED," whatever may be required after that 
belief. Convince a man of average intelligence that he is 
saved, and he reaches the conclusion at once, "What good 
will water do me, much or little." And he is right. If a 
man is saved— his past all blotted out— HE IS SAVED, and 
that is all there is to it. But the numerous cases of conver- 
sions recorded in the Acts of the Apostles, and the teach- 
ings of the apostles, are clearly against that theory, a theory 
which nullifies every passage like the following: "And be- 
ing made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation 
unto them all that OBEY him (Heb. 5:9). Were the 3,000 
on Pentecost saved by faith only? See Acts 2:38. Was the 
Ethiopian saved by faith only? See Acts 8. Was Paul 
saved the moment he believed? See Acts 22. Was Cornelius 
saved as soon as he believed? See Acts 10 and 11. 

If it ta-kes the gospel to save men, how can faith save 
men unless it is the gospel? But faith is only an element of 
the gospel, flows from the gospel, and is dependent upon 
the gospel. Paul says "Faith cometh by hearing, and hear- 
ing the word of God." Faith, therefore, is only a part of 



the glorious whole. What warrant have men for holding 
up a bit of the whole, and crying, "This is it; only believe!" 
Yes, and James tells us the devils believe, and I am com- 
pelled to believe there are one class of beings in the universe 
that the docti'ine of faith alone will not reach. I wonder if 
the devils on earth don't need the whole gospel? 

This whole question is threshed out in James 2. "Wliat 
doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, 
and have not works? can faith save Mm?" "Of course it 
can, ' ' say a class of teachers from the Atlantic to the Pacific. 
"Of course it can," say a lot of our fellows who ought to 
know better, for they certainly have had chance to become 
infonned. What have some of our folks been reading? 
From 1883 to 1900; our preachers all knew WHAT THEY 
WERE TRYING TO DO. • God bless the men who have 
taken our pulpits smce 1900. You are fine men, keen of in- 
tellect, and I am glad you are taking our best pulpits. But 
what are you preachcing for us FOR? Do you know? Can 
you A^'rite out a concise account of the Dayton Convention 
of 1883? Have you read the Bashor and Dillon debate? 
Holsinger 's History? Are you as familiar, at least, with 
the leaders of our movement at that period as you are with 
the writings and work of Spurgeon, Moody, and Ton-ey? If 
not, v.-liy not, since you are receiving Brethren money for 
your services? 

When you use the term "BY FAITH," do you use it as 
excluding all action, all obedience, from our justification? 
Why not study a passage once in a wMle, as well as skim 
over it? Look through it; notice the words composing It; 
place other passages by its side having a similar thought. 
Let us see if some of these passages mean faith alone. "By 
faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent saci'ifice than 
Cain" (Heb. 11:4). Was there not some action connected 
with his faith? "HE OFFERED." When he believed, he 
did something. "By faith Noah, being warned of God, 
MO^TilD with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his 
house" (Heb. 11:7). Did faith do all, and Noah nothing 
to the ark ? Why, Noah's faith MOVED liim ; that's the way 
he got the ark. Now, that's the kind of faith I preach. 
What account is it, if it does not move people to obey God? 
Moses says, "Thus DID Noah as the Lord commanded him." 
It was the acts of faith that counted. When "Moses lifted 
up the serpent in the wilderness," the Israelites were not 
saved from death by faith only, but by AN ACT OF FAITH : 
"Look upon the serpent of brass, and LIVE." They had to 
turn round and cast their eyes on the serpent, as God com- 
manded. "If a serpent had bitten any man, WHEN HE 
BEHELD the serpent of brass, HE LIVED" (Num. 21:8), 



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and not till then. They were saved by coupling a physical 
action with their faith. 

Had you noticed that our Lord's reference to this in 
John 3:14, that the Master's "EVEN SO" does not touch 
the subject of PARDON, but that of "eternal life?" Eter- 
nal life is certainly more than pardon, and it would be pre- 
posterous to advocate faith alone as securing eternal life. 

In Hebrews 11:17, we have, "By faith Abraham, when 
he was tried, offered up Isaac." By faith he DID SOME- 
THING. It was the act of faith that placed his name among 
the heroes and so throughout tliis entire chapter. 

Since the advocates of the saving of the souls of men 
by faith only quote such passages as John 3:18, "He that 
believeth on him is not condemned," and Romans 5:1, 
"Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace mth God 
through our Lord Jesus Christ," let us look at these asser- 
tions. The first thing to remember is, that the Bible does 
not end with these verses. God has more to say about that 
subject. And whatever MORE he has to say is just as 
truthful as what he has said in these verses. The man of 
God will not only accept such passages on their face value, 
but he will accept the additional tiiith of God also. Of 
course, every soul justified before God at all IS JUSTIFIED 
BY FAITH. Faith is a factor in the pardon of every one 
who is pardoned. "AVithout faith it is impossible to please 
him." But God's additional light makes it clear THAT 
THE ACT OF FAITH must be included m Romans 5 :1, and 
all similar passages; that believing on the Son carries with 
it the whole hearted acceptance of the Son's plan; that in 
the salvation of the soul from sin you can not separate the 
Son from the Son's plan; that the Son and HIS "WORD 
stand or fall together. 



For example: John mentions the new birth several 
times in his first epistle. Chapter 5, verse 1, he says, "Who- 
soever believeth that Jesus is the Christ Is bom of God." 
In chapter 4 :7, he says, ' ' Beloved, let us love one another : 
for love is of God; and every one that loveth is .bom of 
God." Then in chapter 2:29, he -says, "If ye know that he - 
is I'ighteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteous- 
ness is born of him." Now, look at these three passages. 
Does John teach in this same epistle, three separate and 
distinct new births: one by faith alone, one by love alone, 
and one, by doing righteousness ? Now, do^es he ? of course 
not. It was not by any one of these things ALONE, but by 
faith, love, and doing righteousness, all together. Peter 
says, "Born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorrup- 
tible, by the word of God." Jesus says, "Except a man be 
born of water and of the Spirit, he can not enter the Idng- 
dom of God." Certainly, born of the water and of the Spirit 
makes it none the less true, that we are born of faith, of 
love, of doing righteousness, and of the word of God. And 
born of either of these does not make it less triie, that we 
are born of the water and of the Spirit. There is but one 
new birth taught in the Scriptures, and these passages show 
beyond all doubt, THAT ALL ARE ESSENTIAL to the one 
new birth. Yes, John told the truth, Peter told the truth, ' 
and our Lord told the truth, and because of this fact ALL 
ARE ESSENTIAL to the new birth. Don't you say faith 
alone, when the Holy Spirit through the apostles has joined 
faith with other things. 

South Bend, Indiana. 

(To be continued) 



"Science and Health" or Scripture, Which? 



By A. Reilly Copeland 



Mr. Philip King, 

Christian Science Publication Committee, 

Washington, D. C. 

Dear Mr. King : In The FelloAvship Forum of January 26, 
I note your exception to a statement I made in the 19th issue 
on the Jewish Question when I referred to Eddyism in what 
you say was an inference that such was an enemy to Christ, 
I also note your statement about my having never read Mrs. 
Eddy's writings, etc. 

Christian Science and Health with Key to the Scrip- 
tures is the main text book, read and used by all Christian 
Scientists both in private life and public service. I have the 
1917 edition of this book and it contains many interesting 
statements, a few of which I hereby quote with Scripture 
verses in contrast to each statement in order that my read- 
ers may see both sides of the question. 

A. Science and Health or Scripture, Which? 

S. H. p. 23 denies the atonement — "One sacrifice, how- 
ever great, is insufficient to pay the debt of sin." Heb. 9 :26, 
"He put away sin by the sacrifice of himself." 

S. H. p. 46 "Jesus did not die." Rom. 14:9, "Christ 
both died and rose again." 

- S. H. p. 83 "Miracles are impossible in science." John 
2:23, "Many believed on his name when they saAv the mir- 
acle that he did." 

S. H. p. 335 "God never created matter." Gen. 1 :1, "In 
the beginning God created the heaven and the earth." 

S. H. p. 266 "Man co-exists with God." Gen. 1:27, 
"God created man." 

S. H. p. 291 "Heaven is not a locality." John 14:2, "I 
to prepare a place for you." 

S. H. p. 280 "Matter is unknown to the infinitude of 
Mind." Eph. 5:23, "He is the Saviour of the body." 

S. H. p. 280 "Man has a sensationless body." Mark 5: 
29, "She felt hi her body that she had been healed." 



S. H. p. 311 "In reality there is no evil." Rom. 12:9, 
' ' Abhor that which is evil. ' ' 

S. H. p. 468 "The soul cannot sin." Ezek. 18:4, "The 
soul that sinneth it shall die." 

S. H. p. 291 "No final judgment awaits mortals" Heb. 
9:27, "It is appointed unto one man once to die, but after 
this the judgment." 
B. The Crux of the Matter. 

It is not a question of difference between me and any 
so-called Scientist. The crux of the whole matter is wheth- 
er Jesus Christ is the risen Lord or whether Mrs. Eddy is 
the true prophet. Whether man must be saved by accept- 
ing the Lord Jesus Christ as a personal Savior or whether 
one must accept Mrs. Eddy as their true guide for salva- 
tion. There is absolutely no middle ground. Either Jesus 
Christ is the Lord or Mrs. Eddy is the true prophet. If a 
person accepts one he must necessarily reject the other. God 
accepted Christ's atonement by raising him from the dead. 
Mrs. Eddy denies both the resurrection and the atonement. 
She says Christ never died. "Jesus' students not sufficiently 
advanced to understand their Master's triumph did not per- 
fonn any wonderful work until they saw him after his cru- 
cifixion and learned that he had not died." I copied this 
statement from the latest revision of Science and Health, 
page 45. 

The Bible makes Christianity answer for its very life 
on the basis of the blood atonement and resurrection of the 
Lord Jesus. See 1 Corinthians 15. Mrs. Eddy, in unmistak- 
able terms denies the atonement. She says: "The atone- 
ment requires constant SELF-IMMOLATION on the sin- 
ner's part. That God's wrath should be vented upon his be- 
loved Son is DIVINELY UNNATURAL. Such a theory is 
MAN MADE." Was there ever greater blasphemy than 
this? A self-appointed' woman attempting to tell God how- 
to run his business. 

Waco, Texas. ■ 



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FEBRUARY 13, 1924 



American Peace Award Plan 

Presented to Evangelist Readers Again with Ballot Attached, by Request 



Brethren pastors have shown much interest in the Bok 
Peace plan as recently presented in the Editorial columns 
of the Evangelist and request has come for a sample ballot 
to facilitate voting on the proposal. It is understood, of 
course, that to express your opinion of this plan means 
nothing more than merely a record of your sentiment, but 
the amassing of public sentiment in this way mil help won- 
derfully to reassure some of our wavering politicians as to 
the desire of the American public to do what it can to pro- 
mote world peace. 

In a statement accompanying the text of the plan the 
Jury of Award says : 

"The Jury of Award realizes that there is no one ap- 
proach to world peace, and that it is necessary to recognize 
not merely political but also psychological and economic 
factors. The only possible pathway to international agree- 
ment with reference to these complicated and difficult fac- 
tors is through mutual counsel and co-operation which the 
plan selected contemplates. ^It is therefore the unanimous 
opinion of the Jury that of the 22,165 plans submitted, Plan 
Number 1469 is "the best practicable plan by which the 
United States may co-operate with other nations to achieve 
and preserve the peace of the world. 

"It is the unanimous hope of the Jury that the first 
fnut of the mutual counsel and co-operation among the 
nations which ^\il\ result from the adoption of the plan se- 
lected Avill be, a general prohibition of the manufacture and 
sale of all materials of war. 

" (Signed) : Elihu Root, Chairman; James Guthrie Har- 
bord, Edward M. House, Ellen Fitz Pendleton, Roscoe 
Pound, William Allen White, Brand Whitlock."_ 

Following is a fuller statement than we previously gave 
of the substantial provisions which constitute the plan 
selected by the Jury of Award. You may use the ballot on 
this page to vote your sentiment (Editor). 

I. ENTER THE PERilANENT COURT 

That the United States adhere to the Permanent Court 
of International Justice for the reasons and under the condi- 
tions stated by Secretary Hughes and President Harding in 
February, 1923. 

II. CO-OPERATE WITH THE LEAGUE OP NATIONS 
AVITHOUT FULL MEMBERSHIP AT PRESENT 
That without becoming a member of the League of Na- 
tions as at present constituted, the United States Govern- 
ment should extend its present co-operation with the League 
and propose participation in the work of its Assembly and 
Council under the follo-\dng conditions and reservations : 

Safe^ardin,g of Monroe Doctrine 

1. The United States accepts the League of Nations as 
an instrument of mutual counsel, but it will assume 
no obligation to interfere with political questions of 
policy or internal ^.dministration of any foreign 
state. 

In uniting its efforts with those of other states 
for the preservation of peace and the promotion of 
the common welfare, the United States insists upon 
the safeguarding of the Monroe Doctrine and does 
not abandon its traditional attitude concerning 
American independence of the Old World and does 
not consent to submit its long established policy 
concerning questions regarded by it as purely Amer- 
ican to the recommendation or decision of other 
Powers. 

No Military or Economic Force 

2. The only kind of compulsion which nations can 
freely engage to apply to each other in the name of 
Peace, is that which arises from conference, from 
moral judgment, from full publicity, and from the 
power of public opinion. 



The United States will assume no obligations 
under Article X in its present form, or under Arti- 
cle XVI in its present form in the Covenant, or in 
its amended form as now proposed, unless in any 
particular case Congress has authorized such action. 

The United States proposes that Articles X and 
XVI be either dl-opped altogether or so amended 
and changed as to elimi«ate any suggestion of a 
general agreement to use coercion for obtaining con- 
formity to the pledges of the Covenant. 

No Obligations Under Versailles Treaty 

3. The United States will accept no responsibilities 
under the Treaty of Versailles unless in any partic- 
ular case Congress has authorized such action. 

League Open to All Nations 

4. The United States Government proposes that Article 
I of the Covenant be construed and applied, or, if 
necessary redrafted, so that admission to the 
League shall be assured to any self-governing state 
that wishes to join and that receives the favorable 
vote of two-thirds of the Assembly. 

Development of International Law 

5. As a condition of its participation in the work and 
counsels of the League, the United States asks tha« 
the Assembly and Council consent — or obtain, 
authority — to begin collaboration for the revision 
and development of international law, employing 
for this purpose the aid of a commission of jurists. 
This Commission would be directed to formulate 
anew existing rules of the law of nations, to recon- 
cile divergent opinions, to consider points hitherto 
inadequately provided for but -^dtal to the mainte- 
nance of international justice, and in general to 
define the social rights and duties of states. The 
recommendations of the Commission would be pre- 
sented from time to time, in proper form for con- 
sideration, to the Assembly as to a recommending if 
not a law-making body. 



From the Brethren Evangelist, Ashland, Ohio 

Do you approve the winning plan 
in substance 

(Put an X inside the proper box.) 



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"Keep your face with sunshine lit, 

Laugh a bit; 
Gloomy shadows oft will flit 
If you have the wit and grit 
Just to laugh a little bit." 



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FEBRUARY 13, 1924 



THE BRETHREN PULPIT 



Xrail Blazers 

By VV. R. Deeter 

TEXT: "I go to prepare a place for you."— John 14:26. 



While touring through Kansas, Missouri^ Illinois, Indi- 
ana, Iowa, and! Nebraska with our faithful Ford, we thought 
of the old methods of travel,- — the ox and mule caravan, and 
tlie long, long trail of winding to the Golden West ; the 
hardship of the pioneers, away from friends, homes, loved 
ones and the old days. Nevertheless, to them belong the 
honor of being Trail Blazers in the early history of our fair 
land. 

The world' is ablaze with the work of past generations. 
We live in a world girded with an equipment of conven- 
iences for the use and welfare of mankind. How interesting 
to note the comparison betAveen the prairie schooner and the 
automobile, the stage coach and the steam engine. Then, it 
took days and weeks in transportation, and now it is only a 
matter of hours. The horse has been discarded for the auto- 
mobile. The modern printing press places the news before 
the world in a few moments of time, whereas the old methods 
consumed days and weeks. 

But someone blazed the way. A man traveling over 
the southern mountains lost his way in the deep snow. In 
the deep twilight he saw the light of a cabin in the distance. 
It proved to be a shack by the side of the drifted road. He 
approached and knocked : the cordial invitation from with- 
in said, '"'Come in." There stood a lad of sore face, and 
most bare of clothing. The traveler asked, "Where does 
this road' lead to?" "It don't lead nowhere!" Avas the 
prompt reply. "It just goes up here a little ways and 
stops." That is a picture of many lives. Some have chosen 
a path or road over which they travel that has a definite 
destination. Others just trudge along, not even knowing 
their destiny. It just goes a Avays and — stops. 

May this brief introduction suffice to lead us to three 
thoughts — Trail Blazers in the Home, the Church, and the 
Mission Field. 
I. Trail Blazers in the Home. 

Not long since I sat in a certain home in Hoosierdom 
one pleasant evening, mingling thoughts and conversation 
amidst a common family gathering. It was just a common 
home, but quite neatly equipped, beautifully situated along 
a graA^eled highway. There Ave oft Avere privileged to share 
the spirit of genial hospitality. There we Avere oft asked 
to read from the good Book, to offer prayer, and to assist 
in creating a kindly spirit. The inmates Avere pillars of the 
church, faithful, unusually dcA^oted, and consistent. But as 
I sat there on the floor, I wondered' just Avhat Avas back of 
it all. This I learned : Many years preAdous they had lived 
in old Virginia — that old historic state. After the Avar of 
1861-5, they sold the old fann to southern friends, and were 
paid in Confederate money. That script soon became Avorth- 
less, and the family Avas left Avithout a home. The child'ren 
AA'ere "bound" out. Some of the chattels Avere sold. The 
hogs Avere turned over to the distiller to fatten for market; 
he later sold them, leaving no compensation to the owners. 
One boy Avorked out for .$9.00 a month. Then, flour was 
selling at $9.00 a barrel. The engagement ring he desired 
to purchase on a happy occasion cost him .$9.00. Why do I 
mention briefly these incidents? Verily, a fcAv hardships in 
the home life have a tendency to make it more SAveet and' 
tender. Westward Ho ! they came. Noav I saAv the spirit of 
it all in the life of each. Ah ! a homie like that is Avorth 
something. "Uncle John" had just gone to his long home 
in June. But before he left, he arranged for his departiire. 
He chose for his text, "I have fought a good fight, I haA^e 
kept the faith, I have finished my course, henceforth there 
is laid up for me a croAvn of righteousness, — yet not for me 



only, but for all those who love his appearing. ' ' How glor- 
ious ! He loved singing. Oft when two voices blended 
Avith the music of the piano, he would come in and' sit In 
liis arm chair, and drink in the refreshing strains, which so 
helped to cheer his lonely soul. 

A vision of the "Stream of Life" was also revealed: 
sometimes the waves rolled high, and stretched over an il- 
limitable expanse; the storm period seemed fierce and hard; 
the struggle seemed long, but through it all was a constant 
trust in God. When dying, the New Testament in his 
feeble hand^ the nurses and doctor standing near, the shad- 
ow Avaves rolled calm and peacefully over the deep. The 
moon and stars shone in all their brightness as if to herald 
the departure of a saint. How different it is with such, than 
Avith those in ' ' The ToAvn that Forgot God. ' ' Home makers ! 
God bless them. 
II. Trail Blazers -on the Mission Field. 

It Avas a great step in advance when Paul Avas expressly 
commissioned to make Christ knoAvn to the non-Jewish 
Avorld, though he felt constrained to give his message to the 
chosen people. Foreign missions began when Paul and Bar- 
nabas Avere ordained and sent over the sea to Cypress and 
thence to Asia Minor as heralds of the graoe of God. Or, 
if not then. Soon after, when Paul and Silas were fairly 
compelled' to approach the Aegean sea, and by the vision of 
a man from Macedonia were beckoned across to Europe, the 
continent from Avhich, after the lapse of many centuries the 
Word of Life Avas to be born to earth's remotest bounds. 
Turning noAv to the heathen lands Ave behold the mission- 
ary effort in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. About 
those African peoples Avho were delivered from slaA^e ships 
on our shores — to them our missionaries have gone. Pioneers 
of Africa, — need I mention Moffatt, Carey and Livingstone ? 
They found it a A^eritable "Avhite man's graveyard in the 
black man's land." Their inspiration and spirit have led 
others. No less Avas Gribble's ambition. Some labored fifty 
years and saAv one convert to the Christian religion. Gribble 
Avas happy to see thirty-seven in his day. Pioneering in 
Africa means almost as much today as in 1816, over a cen- 
tury ago. 

Last Summer Ave crossed a great bridge that spans the 
father of Avaters. There was a great avalanche of traffic 
humming and buzzing across, a mass of human freight. We 
Avere made to think of the sunken piers beneath the river 
bed, — Avay doAvn there out of sight, and Avhieh held the 
bridge high up for use, as Avell as for the gaze of the won- 
d'erstruck. There are many throughout the church Avho are 
willing to be sunken piers, to hold aloft our Lord whom Ave 
all loA'e to claim. In making a tour of the land we find the 
forerunners, — blazers of the Avay. I am thinking of Brother 
Gribble and party, pioneering in a dark land. Already our 
African mission has cost us four lives— sunken piers. But 
they Avent because they loved God. It is a challenge to our 
young people. 

Among the six great continents, Africa stands second 
in size. It is about 5,000 miles east and west, about 5,000 
north and south, — twelve million square miles. Wliat Avill 
the baptism of blood, sacrificed out on the field of Africa 
mean in its final analysis? In this crisis time of our Foreign 
Mission work let not the Brethren church's faith and effort 
fail or Avane. Civilization with all its boast of adAJ^ance- 
ment cannot take the place of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. 
The missioner who preaches the Gospel is the only one who 
makes advancement. The world owes much to the restless 



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pioneer missionary; lie has but one passion, — to give him- 
self for him and others. He advances on his knees. 

Gribble's humility stands high above his great work 
and service. Crowded in a small hut amidst bed, table, and 
sixty boxes, he says : ' ' Praise God, there will be more room 
in heaven." Does not such sentiment touch our hearts? 
God reckons accomplishments of service, rather than of 
time. Some can do a great work in a short time. On the 
banks of a certain river in Africa is a grave, that of Mrs. 
Rollier. Farther in is another, Mae Snyder's- — my own 
cousin in the flesh; yet farther in, another, Allen Bennett. 
Now there is a new one, Brother Gi-ibble 's. While God var- 
ies his workmen, he carries on his work. 

Mrs. Gribble says her husband seldom spoke of heaven, 
but she found written in his diaiy, when all alone, — she be- 
ing in the homeland, America, — "If I shall ever be so for- 
tunate as to get to Heaven, I shall look for the redeemed 
from Equatorial Africa; and if he should give me a crown 
I would say, 'Nay, Lord, not mine, but tliine. ' I would 
throw it at his feet in obesience and reverence to him who 
has done so much for me." Is not that a manifestation of 
a beautiful spirit? 

Africa is precious to us because we are linked to it by 
four graves. Yet, we thank God for them. May they be 
shining lights in a dark land, to bring forth thirty, sixty, 
and even an hundred fold. Carl Wampler says, ' ' We ought 
not risk so much; just advance a little at a time!" Ah, the 
price was not too great when Ave sent our boys to France for 
the freedom of the Avorld from a tyrannical kaiser ! No ! 
And it is not too great to send them to Africa to blaze the 
way for others to follow. Our mmes are fairly pouring out 
their gold and silver stores. The beneficient spirit, the 
readiness to give liberally, has kept pace with the ability to 
impart. There was a time when such gifts as Astor's 
$400,000, and Girard's $2,000,000 stood alone. They were 
accounted phenomenal.. Now scores are outdoing them. 
Large number of rich and poor are rapidly coming to esteem 
themselves not their own, and their worldly possessions as 
only held in trust for the Master's use. So by the tens of 
thousands godly men and women are pledging five cents, 
ten cents, twenty-five cents, fifty cents or one dollar a week 
to the church. 20,000 Christian Endeavorers have enlisted 
in the Tenth Legion, — tithing their earnings for the direct 
furtherance of the Kingdom of God. As a result more has 
been laid on the altar to be used and employed in the spirit 
of the Good Samaritan since Carey died, than was offered 
between that date and the death of the Apostle Paul. 

The calls are many. The whole world is brought near 
and the sense of the brotherhood is growing. Wlien the 
facts are plainly set forth, and wise methods are fashioned 
for gaining access to purses, the gold and silver will be 
forthcoming in abundance. Yes, Allen Bennett's grave lies 
at the open door of a great field. Miss Myers said as she 
came by, two negro boys knelt by Ms grave and prayed. 
Allen Bennett's influence was such that scores in Belgium 
and France have seen the vision to go to Africa as mission- 
ers, though they cannot speak a word of English. He left 
his footprints on the sands of France and Africa. His light 
shone brightly as he journeyed on. He was not yet twenty- 
three years old, but was ripe for eternity. Like Livingstone, 
Gribble and Bennett wanted to be buried in Africa, and to- 
day their tired and wearied bodies rest beneath the burn- 
ing sand's of that dark continent. Their one ambition was 
to exalt Christ. God had called them and they answered, 
"I'll go where you want me to go, dear Lord." Bless his 
name, though it is hard sometimes for our tear-dimmed eyes 
to see his plan, yet may we trust him to bring forth fruitage 
from the spirit of these Trail Blazers who gave their ALL 
for him. 
in. Trail Blazers in the Church. 

Brethren, the church privileges which you and I enjoy 
today, came through the sacrifice and work of others gone 
before. Those who led' in days gone by ; those who followed 
him by doing his will ; those who made sacrifice, that his; 
Word might be preached ; those who gave, that ?a]p.,ctuarie^ 



might be built, and a permanent work established, — these 
we cannot forget. Now, we are here today still trying to 
do his wUl. His way is progressive. Thank God, we have 
a glorious heritage. Oh the faith of the pioneers, — "the 
Faith of our Fathers." Need I relate to you how Alexan- 
der Mack and Ms little band braved the storm-tossed sea 
200 years ago? Need I relate the pioneers Avho came West 
(Continued on page 10) 



FAMILY WORSHIP 

and the Quiet Hour 



Simday, Numbers 14:9 — What courage and what vic- 
tory awaits the child of God who learns that the Lord is 
with us in every conflict with sin and Satan. 

Thou great Captain of our Salvation, give us to real- 
ize thy presence and thy power when the forces of evil fight 
against us. 

Monday, Mark 10:13-16 — In this world so full of sin 
and evil influences how necessary that the children early 
learn to know our Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior. 

Lord Jesus, thou greatest Friend and Savior of the 
children, hear our prayer that our little ones may be Avon 
to thee before their sAveet pure lives are stained and blasted 
by the ravages of sin and rebellion agahist thy holy will. 

Tuesday, John 3:36; 2 Thessaloniams 1:5-12. In — these 
days of apostasy Avhen the Avarnings of God are so fre- 
quently ignored Ave need to understand the Avrath and A^en- 
geance of our God as truly as to knoAv his inflnite love for 
sinners. 

God help us to sound the Avarmng and to lead the es- 
cape from thy holy Avrath into the grace and f elloAvship and 
glory that awaits all Avho AAdll trust thy Son Jesus Christ. 

Wednesday, Acts 1:8-9; John 20:21-23. The great need 
of the unevangelized millions is to see the Gospel lived as 
Avell as to hear it preached. The lives of Spirit-fllled mis- 
sionaries confirm the Gospel that they preach. 

Lord Jesus, grant that thy Avitnesses on the mission 
fields may be so filled with the Holy Spirit that their lives 
may AAdth great powder convince them to Avhom they minis- 
ter. 

Thursday, 2 Timothy 3:1-5; 2 Peter 3:3, 4.— The scof- 
fing and the blasphemy foretold by the apostles is rampant 
in the Avorld today. May we as Christians hold. God's Avord 
and Avork in deepest reverence and devotion. 

Father, may thy Holy Spirit keep us from the irrever- 
ence and blasphemies of those Avho fail to see in Jesus the 
only Savior of men. 

Friday, Ephesians 5:20; Roanans 8:28; 1 Thessalonians 
5:18. "Giving thanks always for all things" is the free ex- 
pi'ession of the deepest feelings of the heart that has learned 
"that all things Avork together for good to them that love 
the Lord." 

Our Lord and Master, give us sincere gratitude and 
thanksgiving for the chastisements, the momentary suffer- 
ings, the disappointments and all the hardships Avith which 
thou are keeping us from the power of the evil one. 

Saturday, Daniel 12:3; Proverbs 11:30. The greatest 
Avork in the Avorld is that of winning souls to Christ. What 
joy and Avhat glory aAvaits the faithful evangelist Avho has 
declared the Gospel message fearlessly to the saving of 
many souls. 

Our Heavenly Father, hear our prayer for the evange- 
lists that thou hast sent into the fields Avhite unto the har- 
vest. May they be kept true to thee in life and in message, 
for thy name's sake. M. A. WITTER. 



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Trail Blazers 

(Continued from page 6) 

in the early history of our beloved country? Need I recall 
the sacrifices by which came your own particular church 
edifice, and its organization? Need I mention the work of 
the pastors who served all these years? Ah, we MUST not 
forget them. In YOUR church, many of you found the 
Lord Jesus. In it you christened your offspring. In it you 
took the marriage vow. In it you found' near and dear 
friends. Prom it you buried your dead. In it you learned 
to grow in grace. It is HOME to many of you. You trea- 
sure its Home Coming day of worship, gathering once more 
as in days of old. Sweet fellowship. 



At the recent National Conference, some good sisters 
arose, and asked that they might have an interest in the 
prayers of the large assembly and of the churches, in behalf 
of the little band of faithful ones in the great city of Chi- 
cago. Yes, they were no doubt doing pioneer work at home 
keeping a little group of faithful ones together. Ah, friends, 
how many hungry ones there are. Yes, HUNGRY for the 
Gcspel — a Gospel that satisfies. Many are willingly sacri- 
ficing to blaze the way for others to follow. Some one did 
it for us, so we can do something to bless posterity, and be- 
come "Trail Blazers" for the Master and his Kingdom, 
now. 

Portis, Kansas. 



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Editor's Notes On the Sunday School Lesson 

The Period of the Judges 
{Lesson for Febraary 24) 



Devotional Reading — Psalm 32:1-7. 

Lesson Material — Judges, chapters 2 to 16. 

Printed Text^Judges 2:1(;-18, 7:2-8. 

Golden Text — I will heal their backsliding, 
I will love them freely. Hosea 14:4. 
Daily Home Bible Readings 
M. The period of the Judges, .... 

Jud. 2:16-18; 7:2-8 

T. Barak and Deborah, Jud. 4:1-10 

W. Gideon visited by the angel, Jud. 6:11-22 
T. Gideon and his three hundred, Jud. 7:1-14 
F. Samson and the j-'hilistines, Jud. 15:9-20 
S. Samson dies with his enemies, 

Jud. 16:20-31 

S. Porgi\cncss and trust Psa. 32:1-7 

THOUGHTS ON THE LESSON 
Beginnings of National Life 

The period of sojourning in tents and of 
moving from place to place through the desert 
is past and the Nomadic tribes of Israel are 
now become setlers. The change is difficult to 
make. They have very little sense of unity 
as a people; they are still so nwny separate 
tribes, each looking to its own welfare. Oc- 
casionally when some great danger threatens 
them two or more of the tribes cooperate un- 
der some outstanding leader to iight their 
common enemy. This cooperation for defense 
is repeated time and again and on occasions 
larger numbers are brought to cooperate, so 
that the feeling of unity is gradually de- 
veloped. These leaders who save them from 
their enemies are given respect and allowed 
to exercise influence and authority even af- 
ter the enemies have been beaten oft'. Thus 
they come little by. little to look to a central 
authority and to feel their oneness. Besides 
these and more tuan a'l, their unity was en- 
couraged by their worship of the one God and 
their common forms and place of worship. But 
often they were careless about their worship 
with the result that each man "did that 
which was right in his own eyes" and they 
became a prey to their enemies. Yet these 
were some of the influences by which God 
vis developing for himself a nation, — com- 



mon dangers, cooperation for deliverance and 
common forms of worship. 

The Land Was Strategic 
It was a strategic land that Jehovah prom- 
ised to Abraham, tnen sparsely settled, but 
now occupied by many people who have set- 
tled there and developed their own civiliza- 
tion, -aese people- must now be driven our, 
or conquered, but their course is justified be- 
cause ' ' the occupation of Canaan is the means 
to a great development of righteousness," as 
Dr. Robert A. Watson has said. "It is to bo 
the central state of the world, in verity, the 
Mountain of God's House for this world. The}' 
observe how the situation of Canaan fits it 
to be the seat of this new progressive power. 
Egypt, Babylon, Assyria, Greece, Rome, Car- 
thage, lie in a crude circle around it. From 
its seaboard the way is open to the west. 
Across the valley of the Jordan goes the 
caravan route to the East. The Nile, the 
Orontes, the Aegean Sea are not far off. 
Canaan does not confine its inhabitants, 
scarcely separates them fro;n other peoples. 
It is in the midst of the world." And shall 



we not find in this the reason for the divine 
appointment of Canaan to be the home of 
God's chosen people? 

The Chief Judges 
There were fifteen judges in all, or de- 
liverers, so far as we have account of tnem, 
but they did not all function separately and 
successively, but in different parts of the 
land two or more were at times exercising 
leadership simultaneously. The period of the 
judges has been variously estimated to ex- 
tend from 200 years to more than 400 years. 
The fact is that since more than one judge 
ruled in different parts of the land at the 
same time, we cannot be sure of the length 
of time. The principal figures of this period 
are easily disccrnable. Othniel, Caleb 's young- 
er brother, freed the people from the king of 
Mesopotamia; left-handed Ehud saved them 
from the Moabites; Shamgar sa^•ed them from 
the Philistines; Deborah and Barak freed 
them from the Canaanites; Gideon with 
his three hundred repulsed the Midianites; 
.Jephthah, the man who was true to his vow 
though it cost him his daughter, overcame 
the Ammonites, and mighty Samson was the 
hero in the conflict with the Philistines. 

Gideon, Reformer and Defender 

The Midianites, Amalekites and other peo- 
ple oast of the Jordan, seeing Israel disunited 

(Continued on page 14) 



Following are the contributions received 

January 27th-Feb. 9th inclusive : 

Maude Stewart, West Salem, O $ 5.00 

S. S. 3rd C'h. Philadelphia, Pa 25.00 

S. S. Long Beach, Cal 25.00 

S. S. Hamlin, Kansas, 38.40 

(Total for Hamlin $43.46) 

Campbell S. S. Clarksville, Mich. . 

J. S. C. Spickcrman, MarysviUe, Mo. 

Flora, Indiana, Church 

Summit Mills, S. S., Meyers- 
dale, Pa 

Roanoke, Va., Church, 

Pike Ch., Gonemaugh, Pa 12 6-'^ 

(Total for Pike $26.63) 



White Gift Offering 

Sixth Report 

S. S. Loree, Indiana 



8.30 



27.65 

6.00 

75.78 



25.00 



Total I 272.07 

Previously reported 3,871.35 

Grand Total $4,143.42 

A fact worthy of note and commendation 
is that thus far seven more contributions 
have been received than the total number 
last year, and of course some schools and 
churches will yet send their offering. 

IRA D. BLOTTER, Treas. 

44 West Third St., Ashland, Ohio. 



FEBRUARY 13, 1924 



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J. A. GAUBEB, Piesideiit 
J. F. Locke, Associate 
Ashland, OUo. 



Our Young People at Work 

(Young- People's Topics in The Angelus by C. L. Anspach). 



GLADYS M. SPICE 
General Secretary 
Canton, Ohio. 



Peas In the Christian Endeavor Pod 

By Charles W, Abbot, Service Superintendent 



V PROGRAM 

Nothing of importanoe was ever carried 
out to a finish, without a program. Railroads 
have schedules; those are their program. 
Schools have their divisions of time; these 
are their program. Army- camps have their 
regular time for their bugles to blow for the 
different operations of the oamp, and that is 
their program. Your regular service has its 
order of service and that is the pastor's pro- 
gram. So you readily see that it is not going 
to dheapen the leadership of a meeting to 
have a program, well prepared and written 
out. It is the sign of a prepared lesson and 
a careful leader to know in advance when 
and where the prayers will be, where the spe- 
cial program music will be and w'here every 
period of the meeting will be placed. Know 
who will pray, what songs you will sing un- 
less you have laid that matter on a song 
leader and then have it on a program anyhow, 
as I have known of song leaders and pianists 
who have not prepared their part and knocked 
a hole in the program of a leader who had 
depended on them. 

If you have your program made and find 
that as the last of the hour draws near you 
are out, just dismiss and have a little hand- 
shake time which will do as much good as if 
you had prolonged your meeting after it 
should have been closed. Make your program 
spicy and try and make it different from the 
last one that preceded it. When a prayer 
meeting gets into a rut it is on the road to 
the grave, as the only difference is the depth. 

VI PURPOSE 

The person or society that trys to acconi 
plish much without a definite object in view, » 
generallj' comes to the end of the string be- 
fore they, have gone very far. The prayer 
meeting and tne Christian Endeavor society 
were organized with a definite purpose in 
view and the society officers that are not 
alert to the entire meaning of the possibili- 
ties of the training to be given out by the 
society along the different lines need to get 
some literature and to post themselves on this 
work. Wiile there are many sides than can 
be developed by the C. E. society, I want to 
speak particularly of the training to be got- 
ten from the spiritual side and the work as 
derived from the prayer meeting. Possibly the 
first and most important of these is the train- 
ing of the young people to take an active, 
public part in a meeting. The training in the 
expression of original thought, on a verse or 
passage of scripture or to enlarge on a 
thought given out by a clipping or a quota- 
tion. Then there is the cultivation of the 
prayer life and the devotional side by the 
Bible study and the home devotions. These 
factors alone have been the means of the de- 
said he would fire the beacon. He knew what 
it meant, ah, yes he knew. But he was ready. 



veloping some of the bright young Christian 
lives that we know. Then there is the con- 
fession of Christ, not in the prayer meeting 
alone, or when among those who are pro- 
fessed Christians, but when in the store or 
shop, or with scoffers of religion, or at many 
other times when it takes all the grace we 
can command to stand for the right. Then 
the punctual and loyal attendance at the 
regular worship is another means of training. 
Also the developing of an interdenominational 
fellowship that cannot be learned anywhere 
but in the Christian Endeavor society. De- 
nominational lines are all eradicated by C. ]■;. 
Many forms of definite service comes in the 
training, such as tithing, active temperance 
work, community work and teaching in set- 
tlement work and many others. Thus it is 
plain that every society should have a pro- 
gram of well defined purpose and lay out 
these ends and work to them and then only 
will they be fulfilling the mission to the young 
people as a training school. 

(To be continued.) 



and night to count 750 millions, and all of 
these need to be spoken to and taught. 
"Can't be done," we say. Yes, but our Cap- 
tain has told us to. (Mark 16:15). The Duke 
of Wellington once told an officer to carry 
out an order. "Can't be done, sir," said the 
ofiicer. "Can't be done, sir?" repeated the 
Duke. "It's in the order book, so it can bo 
done, and it shall be." 



JUNIOR ENDEAVOR 

By Lois Frazier 



( Topic for February 24) 

Christ's Heroes and Heroines in 
China. I Chron. 16:23-29 

Thoughts for the Leader: If the leader has 
at Hand material and information based upoy 
conditions in China, its home life, child life, 
or religious customs, she may well adapt it 
to the interest of the children, thus helping 
them to see the need of the religion of Christ 
among these people. If she has not, she may 
well spend the hour in general missionary 
teaching and inspiration. Be sure however, in 
either case, to give the children an opportun- 
ity to cultivate the real missionary spirit bj' 
having them give an offering to be used in 
missionary work somewhere. 

An Object Lesson. — (Show a dull knife 
and a whetstone). Suppose a knife could see 
and think — one day its master sends it to 
the whetstone to be sharpened. Perhaps it 
would think to be brushed by machinery and 
see lovely fireworks, but really to be sharp- 
ened. Why do we come to a missionary ser- 
vice? To hear stories? sing hymns? have a 
little excitement? Yes perhaps, but something 
more. To be sharpened up and made better 
workers. 

To Think About: Three quarters of the 
world, 750' million people to be made Chris- 
tians. Take 12 days and 11 nights to count 
1 million at one a second and no time for eat' 
ing, drinking or sleeping. Take 25 years, daj- 



HOW We Can Help: 

1. We can pray for missionaries. 

2. We can work for missionaries. 

3. We can be missionaries. 

Why We Need to Act Now: 

There is a picture in an Art Gallery which 
shows the awful difference between listen- 
ing to the voice after, instead of before. It is 
the picture of a wild heath. A lonesome place 
it is — no house, no road, no bridge to be seen 
in it at all. There is only the dark, wavering 
grass, the low brushwood in the forest, and 
behind the far-stretcliing heath, black with 
the shadows of heavy clouds. To the left ox 
the picture a young man is running as if for 
his life. He is turning round to see that no- 
body is following him. A look of horror is on 
his face, and there straight before you in the 
picture is the cause of his terror. There, un- 
der the dark sky, half hidden in the brush- 
wood, is the dead body of a man. The man 
who is running away is his murderer. He is 
hearing the voice of God, but it is after in- 
stead of before his evil deed. 

We ought to do all we can as soon as we 
hear the voice of God telling us to show the 
Chinese better ways to live, instead of wait- 
ing until we are too old, or too lazy, or too 
careless, or too selfish to help them. It is 
\ery late even now. The Chinese have waited 
a long time to hear the loving story of Christ 
and how He died for us. 

The Brave Who Do the Hard Work: There 
is a fine old tale of the old days before 
there was gunpowder, and when war was a 
simpler thing than it is now. The enemy 
came swooping down in the darkness and 
surrounding the lonely garrison, and hoped to 
shoot them down or starve them into sur- 
rendering. Yet the soldiers in the garrison 
had strong friends and many of them; only 
they couldn't tell them the danger they were 
in or call for their help, without lighting the 
cresset fire which hung by its chain high up 
where the enemy could see the man who tried 
to kindle it, and would shoot him down at the 
first spark he made. But if ever they were 
to be delivered that first must be made; the 
cresset iirst must be kindled. 

One man at length stepped forward, and 
He kneeled and prayed then sprang to his 
feet, grasped the torch, leaped on the ram- 
parts, and climbed to the beacon, while a 
shower of arrows came whizzing around him. 
But the beacon was fired, its flame shot up 
like a cry for help, and their friends under- 
stood it and marched to the rescue, drove 

(Continued on page 15) 



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THE BBETHBEN EVANGELIST 



FEBRUARY 13, 1924 



Send Home Miasionary Funds to 

WUil/IAM A, OBASHART. 

Home UlKslonary Secretary, 

S06 American Bid?-. Dayton, Ohio. 



MISSIONS 



Send Foreign Mission Funds to 

IiOUIS S. BATTBIAir 

Flnandial Secretary Forcicn Board, 

1330 B. Third St., IjOtls Beach, California 



Progress in the African Mission 



Bassi, par Bozoum, par Bangui, 

November 27tli, 1923 
Dear Evangelist Readers: 

After an interval of three weeks I again 
enclea.vor to write to you. 

Mr. Hathaway has not yet returned from 
Ms trip of exploration. On November 16th, 
Mr. Sheldon left in order to assist him in the 
location of the new station among the Banu 
tribe. We have reason to hope that both, 
their task completed, may, return to us yet 
this month. 

Our native church still continues to grow. 
Since Mr. Sheldon left we have found it nec- 
essary to defer our candidates for baptism, as 
Mr. Jobson, although now recovered, is not 
yet strong enough to baptize. We never, how 
ever, give the invitation without a response. 
Besides the 118 who are already enrolled in 
the Bassai native church, nine others have 
accepted our Lord and are waiting for bap 
tism. Our native services continue to be 
blessed. We now have a morning service in 
Kare at which Brother Jobson or others 
preach, according to the personnel of the sta- 
tion and the health of the missionaries. We 
also have an evening service for those who 
do not understand the Kare language. One 
evening the preaching is in Sungo and the 
next in Baya. Each evening a native Chris- 
tian interprets the missionary's message in 
Sango or in Baya as the case may be. We 
even find it necessary to have the message in- 
terpreted at times in Banda, and thus three 
or four languages are employed in a single 
service. Brother Jobson has a teacher now 
from the Laka tribe and is diligently study- 
ing the Laka language with the hope of being 
some day permitted to open up a work among 
that tribe. 

On November 19th Brother Jobson was 
raised up from his illness of the month past. 
The strength with which he has been raised 
up has exceeded our expectations. November 
19th, the first wedding anniversary of these 
dear co-workers was thus a day of double 
joy, as the six remaining on the station 
gathered around their little tea-table in the 
afternoon. 

The work on Mr. Cribble's tombstone has 
been completed, and this beautiful rustic 
monument, erected by the loving hands of 
natives and f ellovvf missionaries alike in honor 
of one who so loved the Kare! that he laid 
down his life joyously in their midst, stands 
as a type of that greater monument which 
shall continue to be reared in his memory as 
the harvest of souls is gathered in. 

On the tombstone is inscribed: 

James S. Gribble, Born Feb. 2.5, 1S83 
Died June 4, 1923. 
Revelations 22:20 

The Scripture is the expression of the dy- 
ing words of this apostle to Oubangi Chari — 
"Come on, dear Lord Jesus." May we like 
him make it our fervent aim as well as our 



prayer, "Even so. Lord Jesus, come quick- 
ly." 

In the providence of God the fourth of our 
Kare dictionaries ixas been completed. We 
now have the fifteen hundred words with 
which we are conversant in the Kare lan- 
guage, arranged in Engiish-Kare, Kare-Eng- 
lish, Preuch-Kare and Kare-French vocabu 
laries. We pray that these works may] be wide- 
ly used in enabling our missionaries to be- 
come quickly conversant with this langn^age, 
and may even glorify our Lord by assisting 
the government's representatives among 
them. 

We have two language classes daily upon 
the station excepit when acute illness inter- 
rupts. One class is conducted in the morning 
in Kare, and the other in the afternoon in 
Sango. 

The necessary absence of Brother Hath- 
away for a month and of Brother Sheldon 
for about two weeks, coupled with Brother 
Jobson 's illness from which he has not yet 
teen able to resume any heavy work, have 
suspended the builSing operations. Mr. and 



Mrs. Hathaway will probably, be able to re- 
side in the two room house erected on, the 
site eventually destined to ,be Mr. Sheldon's 
for some weeks before removal to the new 
station will be possible. 

Meanwhile the old mud house, originally 
built for the ladies house, (Misses Myers and 
Hillogas) and since occupied by the Gribbles' 
is now the rendezvous of all the missionaries 
except Brother and Sister Jobson, whose lit- 
tle house still continues to afford them shel- 
ter. 

We trust that early December will see the 
resumption of labour on all three of those 
houses, destined to be the permanent resi- 
dences of the Bassai missionaries after a con- 
tingent of us shall have removed to the Banii. 

Meanwhile we rejoice that here "we have 
no continuing city" but we seek one to come. 
The sufferings of our beloved ones who have 
gone on before but enhance their present 
joy in the presence of the Lord. We shall 
soon join them. May eternity alone be real, 
and Christ only be our life. 
Lovingly yours, 
FLORENCE NEWBERRY GRIBBLE. 



From Argentina 

By C. F. Yoder 



The following letters are reported which 
have come to me from two of our yoomg 
workers in Argentina ,aud which I have trans- 
lated for the Evangelist. I am sure that the 
readers will enjoy first hand reports from 
these splendid young men who are building 
up Brethren churches in Argentina. 

Jovita is a, town of several thousand in the 
southern part of our district. It has no 
church at aU, but the priests visit the- place 
occasionally to reap their harvest from the 
ignorant people. The first missionary work to 
be done there was by Brethren Sotola and 
Istueta, the former of whom writes the re- 
port. — C. F. Yoder. 

"Concerning My Trip to Jovita 

"I am grateful to God for the privilege 1 
have had of testifying of the love of God 
and the expiation: made by Christ for our 
sins. Not all was joy on the trip, however, 
for we were sorry to see some reject our 
tracts, and some would not receive our testi- 
mony. Thank the Lord that these were few. 
For the most part the people received the 
tiacts gladly and listened to us attentively. 

I thank the Lord that he guided our 
steps to one family that had been taught by 
the Spiritualists. They were interested in 
the idea of re-incarnation and wanted to 
know what the Bible says about it. Thus 1 
had the opportunity to speak to tifem of the 
new birth and the spiritual life. I lodged 
there that night and taught them' the Scrip- 
tures. After that they did not wish to re- 
inain without the Bible and they also bought 
other literature. They were thirsty hearers 



of the truth and I have the conviction that 
they are not far from the kingdom of God. 
My prayer to the Lord is that he in his love 
and compassion may cause them to yield that 
they may experience in their hearts the pow- 
er of the blood of Christ to cleanse from all 
sin. 

"I was able to go with the horse and 
sulky (The same horse that Brother and Sis- 
ter Webb used to use — Y.) as far as San 
Joaquin, but could not go farther on account 
of the ponds in the roads making them im- 
passable. I therefore returned to Laboulaye 
and went to Jovita on the train. In the ten 
days of work with the sulky I sold Bibles to 
the .amount of sixty-one pesos (about $20). 
In Jovita I found many people without work 
and without money, but I found seven fam- 
ilies who became interested in the Gospel andl 
I sold some Bibles. After I had labored a 
week in Jovita, Brother Istueta came also 
with the desire to know these families and 
continue to care for them. Then the romer- 
ias began with their traps and attractions 
for the people. (Romerias are Spanish feasts 
somewhat like street fairs with dancing and 
drinking and gambling. — Y). We secured a 
room and some benches loaned and invited 
the people to a meeting. This was not pleas- 
ing to the king of darkness and he caused his 
servants to offer free entrance to the dances 
and many embraced the opportunity. Then 
near the hour for our meeting the band of 
music paraded the street and drew away the 
people. In spite of our efforts only two 
women remained, and they were nervous at 
finding themselves alone. But the Lord can- 



FEBRUARY 13, 1924 



THE BRETHREN EVANGELIST 



PAGE 13 



not be conquered. The next day we were able 
to have a meeting in a home ,and the Lord 
was there. Brother Istueta spoke to tte peo- 
ple of the death of Christ on the cross and 
of how God saves the sinner. Satan does not 
like such doctrine and he stirred up two evil 
nipn present to get into a terrible fight, and 
two women almost did the same, but thank 
the Lord, all became calm again and we could 
continue the meeting. The people were 
awakened and their tears began to fall. One 
woman Siaid, ' How old I am and I have never 
heard anything like this before. People say 
that you are evil, but I wish that I could be 
like you.' We sang some hymns and dis- 
missed the meeting, praying the Lord that we 
may be able to return soon. The Lord will 
give us victory there. 

"rEDERICO SOTOLA, 

Laboulaye, Argentina. 



"Tlie BiWe CoacSi in Alejandro 

' ' The arrival of the Bible Coach at Alejan- 
dro with our beloved Brethren C. F. Yoder 
and wife, Domingo Eeina, Adolfo Zeche and 
Fe.derico Sotola was very gi'ateful. Those who 
had the privilege of attending the Bible stud- 
ies given by Brother Yoder received blessings 
which we will never forget. 

"The town also received his messages 
pointing out the evUs of humanity and the 
many useless means of trying to cure them. 
The people learned that the only 'remedy is 
found in Jesus Christ. Ten nights our broth- 
er continued to preach in our hall and six 
persons testified publicly their desire to fol- 
low Christ. We( believe that they did so sin- 
cerely and that nothing will be able to pluck 
them from the hands of him before whom 
every knee shall bow. 

We wish to mention also the work of love 



of our brother Llense who honored the Lord 
by 'his virtue of hospitality for in his house 
Brother and Sister Yoder were entertained. 
The Lord will not forget their work and la- 
bor of love. Matthew 25:40; 10:12. 'Be not 
forgetful to entertain strangers for some 
have thereby entertained angels unawares. ' ' 
Hebrews 13:1, 2. The work of the Lord in 
this town goes forward slowly, but we have 
faith that God will draw to' himself those 
that are liis, and that his church will abide. 
We ask the prayers of God's people. 

"EICARDO-EGEA." 



If America and England were to do no 
more for Japan, if they should cease work 
there from today, still Ghnstianity would 
spread in Japan; and I think, in the end, 
Japan would become Christian. — Fanny Gris- 
world. 



NEWS FROM THE FIELD 



AEKTON, ■VmaiNLA. 

Our Pastor, Brother S. P. Ptogle, has tried 
at different times to get us to take The Evan- 
gelist and those of us vAo do take it are 
glad of it. We only ■wish more of our nuuj- 
ber would begin- with this new year. It 
brings us so much good news. 

We feel greatly encouraged here in the clos- 
ing of the year 1923. Through the sacrifice 
of time and means on the part of Brother 8. 
V. Fogle, who comes to us each fourth Satur- 
day and Sunday, our church has realizeo 
great gain and help this last year. He also 
took the lead in repapering and painting our 
church inside and out. 

The Washington City Sunday school gave 
us funds to buy our first literature and new 
song books for this year. This gift was high- 
ly apprec.ated, and if they could have been 
present at our Sunday school Christmas ser^ 
vice, December 22, they would have enjoyed 
the result of helping us. Our two county 
school teachers. Miss Helen Youncey anu 
Miss Sadie Thorton, helped so much in train- 
ing the children, and to their credit, we can 
say, it was one of the best we ever had. Our 
pastor was present also and gave us an inspir- 
ing address on God's Gift to us. Our church 
was packed and the order was fine. There 
was not even a handclap, and this made it 
seem more sacred. And yet -with great joy 
■we all received our gifts which were donated 
by the Sunday school and others. 

On Sunday morning Brother Fogle gave us 
an inspiring sermon and at the close of the 
service wo gave ihim a unanimous call to be 
our pastor for the year 1024. So let us work 
and pray for each other, and ask God through 
Jesus to give us new visions of our duty to 
■win more souls for our Lord. I want to bear 
this personal testimony of the joy I had in 
seeing my youngest son stand up for Jesus 
and be baptized at our week's meeting in 
August when eleven were added to the church. 
MBS EMMA WJilTMIEE, Secretary. 




HENRY RINEHART 
of Flora, Indiana, who by his magnificent 
gift of $35,000.00 made the Brethren Home 
possible, and by his recent additional gift of 
a forty acre larm has gone a long way to- 
ward guaranteeing its support. 



A PASTORAL REPORT 

It has been so long since I have written 
to the Evangelist that I do not know just 
where to begin. Since my last report some 
changes have been made. I shall report them 
first. 

TIOSA. After laboring with these good 
people for three years we closed our work 
there on the last Sunday in September. To 
say that we enjoyed the time would be put- 
ting it mildly. During our stay with them we 
wore at all times given the very best of 
treatment and every possible kindness shown 



us. Our last Sunday there was an all day af- 
fair, and was well attended by the entire 
membership. If my memory serves me right 
we had the largest atendance on that day in 
the history of the Sunday school. Brother E. 
A. Duker, my successor, was . present and 
spoke at the afternoon service. I rejoice to 
hear the good reports from that field under 
the leadership of Brother Duker. 

NEW HIGHLAND. For nearly three years 
we served these people as pastor. Here is one 
of the finest little groups of Brethren to be 
found anywhere in the brotherhood. I found 
them at all times pulnng together and ready 
to follow their leader. Our good friend and 
Brother C. C. Grisso is looking after this 
uork now. May the Lord bless both people 
and pastor. 

ENTERPRISE. Beginning with the first of 
October, we started our second year with 
these people. During the first year yve made 
some gain in some respects, yet it was not 
as much as we would like to do. This is one 
of our weak churches, which is surrounded on 
all sides by other denominations, and being 
a country church it makes it hard to make 
much progress. Since the beginning of this 
conference year we are located within easy 
reach of thenij and can give them the pastoral 
care. This is a fine class of folks, who know 
how to make a pastor feel happy. One night 
after returning from a Sunday, School Con- 
vention at Wabash, we were surprised to see 
the yard full of automobiles and every light 
in the house burning, and the kitchen filled 
with everything to care for the physical 
needs of man. We began a two weeks meet- 
ing at this place on December 2nd. During 
this time we encountered all kinds of weather, 
but the attendance was good in spite of it. 
The results were three confessions. Brother 
Harley Zumbaugh was -with us and conducted 
the song service. 

ROANN. We began the work here as pa,?- 
tor last October. Our first impression of these 
people was that of a class of folks who were 
ready to be lead, and thus far we believe our 



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FEBRUARY 13, 1924 



first impression was right. We have here a 
splendid class of folks, the kind who make 
the pastor's work a joy. Since coming here we 
have begun a prayer meeting, which they 
seemed to be hungering for, and which is 
well attended. The Sunday school has taken 
on new life, and is showing an increase in 
all departments. Especially, are we glad to 
have so many young men attending, as we 
noticed the absence of young men when we 
first came here. We have here a good live 
S. M. M. with a growing membership, and al- 
so a good W. M. S. 

These people give the best, and most com- 
plete reports at their business meetings of 
any church I ever saw. Every auxiliary of 
the church gives a full and complete report. 
On the eveniug of January 2nd after all the 
business of the church had .been cared for, 
we were told that "meetin' wasn't out yet." 
Folks kept coming until, even in the first 
blizzard of the year the house was well filled. 
Each one placed a bundle (^) on ja table 
which was prepared for that purpose, then 
one good brother announced that E.der Swi- 
hart would give us a talk. It was only whilo 
he was talking that the pastor realized that 
it was our reception. Brother Swihart in a 
few well chosen words spoke in behalf oi 
the church and community. EoUowing this we 
were all served with brick ice cream and 
cake. We will never be able to thank these 
good folks for the many gifts and kind words 
of that evening. 

On Sunday, January, 6th, we began our re- 
vival at this place. We had Brother Zumbaugli 
with us to conduct the song service, and the 
pastor did the preaching. We continued for 
four weeks, during which time we had all 

the t. orent kinds of weather that Indiana 

has. But in tne face of some awful weather 
we had large crowds each night. The interest 
vfus good from the beginning and was still 
growing when we closed. We spent the first 
week in giving doctrinal messages, and may 
I say right here that I believe it was during 
that time we got folks to thinking. I am con- 
vinced that we as Brethren need to preach 
more along the line of the distinctive plea 
of the Brethren Church. Wc have a DISTINC- 
TIVE PLEA; let's give it. The results were 
nineteen added. One by letter, two by rela- 
tion, sixteen by baptism. Four were children, 
seven were young ladies, four were women, 
and four were men. Ten of these have been 
baptized, and the other six will be before tnis 
is printed. We feel sure that others will come 
yet as a result of this meeting. It might be 
of interest to know that one came from the 
Church of the Bi-ethren, three from the Pres- 
byterian, one from the Baptist, one from the 
Christian, and one from the M. E., and in 
each ease they came because of the doctrine 
of our church. 

We know of no church with a better op- 
portunity before it than Eoann. We ask the 
prayers of the brotherhood that we may, be 
able to properly lead these people in the best 
way. We will try to write oftener so it will 
not need to be so lengthy. 

S. M. Whetstone. 



THIRD BRETHREN CHURCH 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

This account is the first of its kind to be 
published in The Evangelist due to the fact 
that there has existed in the Third Brethren 
■church a state of inactivity, however, under 
the leadership of our new pastor, Eev. AJlen 
S. Wheatcroft, activity has begun and fhe 
outlook promises to rank us very high in the 
brotherhood. Mr. Whe.atcroft is unknown to 
the majority in the brotherhood, as he is a 
gTaduate of the National Bible Institute, just 
recently uniting with the Brethren denomin- 
ation. Those who do know him realize in him 
not only the qualities of a successful pastor 
but a wonderful organizer; the latter being 
very neeess,ary in our church. 

Just what has transpired during his brief 




If you go to the judgment empty-handed, 
the Lord will want to know why. 



REV. ALLEN S. WHEATCROFT 
New Pastor Third Church, Philadelphia 

ministry makes us rejoice and we feel sure 
that you want to share in this too. 

The Lord in a marvelous way has given us 
a constitution and by-laws which gives us a 
plan for the working of our church; also at 
the present time ,an application for a charter 
is proceeding through our courts, which we 
eixpect to have in a few weeks; but best of 
all, we believe that God is working beneath 
the shadows and setting his pliajis for the 
building of a new church that he may fill it 
with his glory. 

Three Bible Study Classes have been or- 
ganized; which have proved very enlighten- 
ing, and in these days of apostasy we can- 
not lay too much stress on knowing God's 
Word. One class is for housewives, one for 
children under 16 years of age and one for 
all over 16 years. 

15,000 tracts have been distributed since 
our pastor organized a tract work. A kind 
brother in the neigibborhood is also building 
a tract rack to be placed in the rear of the 
church that will hold 48 different tracts. This 
work is solely supported by free-will offer- 
ings. 



Through prayer we were able to receive 
enough money to erect a large billboard con- 
taining the scripture "ONLY Ti±E BLOOD 
OF JLSU'S CHEIbx, GOD'S SON", CLEANS- 
i:. iH FEOM SIN. ' ' This is erected on the lot ' 
purchased for the new church. 

Every week a crew of members visit the 
Philadelphia Hospital where they conduct 
services. To date there have been several 
conversions. 

A church paper is edited weekly: For this 
we have purchased a duplicating machine, 
which also proves useful for sending out an- 
nouncements, circular letters, etc. 

Our three Christian Endeavor Societies as 
well as the t^unday school show an increase 
in attendance. The . jjidiay morniug and eve- 
jiing church services have doubled in attend- 
ance. 

A committee has been appointed to attend 
to financing the. new- church. Our pastor has 
also devised a plan (by the help tf the Holy 
Spirit). We .are trusting God for this great 
project and ws ask your fellowship in prayer 
that God may help us secure the necessary 
funds. 

There have been 41 conversions and 28 
yielded lives, which shows that the spiritual 
thermometer is also rising. We give God all 
the glory. Yours in Christ for others, 

EHODA GEEENWOOD, 
Corresponding Secretary. 



The Period of the Judges 

(Continued from page 10) 

and weak, began to make raids on their 
crops and flocks. This kept up for seven 
years till Israel was brought "very low." A 
nameless prophet declared that Israel's op- 
pression was due to the sin of the people. 
A young man of the tribe of Manasseh heard 
God's call to a heroic leadership. He led in 
the overthrow of Baal and the erection of 
Jehovah's altars, and then became the recog- 
nized leader in the driving out of the 
Midianites, in 'which campaign Jehovah mani- 
fested his power in behalf of Israel. And 
Gideon was careful, under God's leadership, 
to see that it was made evident to the peo- 
ple that Jehovah was delivering his people, 
and not they by their own strength. The bat- 
tle is thougnt to have taken place between 
Mount Gilboa and the Hill of Moreh and not 
Mount Gilead, as the later place is east of 
the Jordan. 



DOINGS AT DAYTON 

Since our last report, what shall we tell, 
what can we omit! Christmas has passed with 
all of its blessings, and was a great treat 
to all, especially our young people as well 
as otners. The Annual Business meeting was 
held January first, with its outlook for the 
future interests of the work for the year at 
First Brethren. A laige program was outlined 
by Brother Orion E. Bowinan, reelected as 
General Superintendent of our Bible School 
for another year, as well as the work of the 
congregation by our beloved pastor. Dr. W. 
S. Bell, who was unanimously, chosen to re- 
main with us for another year from next 
September, if the Ivord so wills! 

Fifteen or more people have confessed 



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PAGE 15 



Christ at our regular services from Sunday 
to Sunday and been baptized an^ received 
into church fellowship, and some by relation, 
under the appeal of our evangelistic pastor 
befoi-e our revival started. 

The preparations for a strenuous evange- 
listic campaign were completed, and the cam- 
paign began on January 13th, as anticipated, 
with a full house to welcome Evangelist 
Elmer G. Miller and his amiable and efficient 
companion, Mrs. Miller, of South Bend, In- 
diana. Under their experienced direction of 
plans and methods, the most intense soul- 
winning work was done during the campaign 
to its very close on Monday evening, Feb- 
ruary fourth, with recognition service for the 
new converts to climax the results of the 
work done. More than 250 persons confessed 
Christ until the last Sunday night, and on 
Monday evening eleven more signified a will- 
ingness to come out and walk with the Lord 
and the church of their choice. More than a 
hundred have already been baptized, and 
others have already been received by rela- 
tion and letter, with many more who await 
the right of Christian baptism as they have 
opportunity. 

During the campaign, especially at the Sun- 
day evening services, wtien both the regular 
auditoriums in the church and annex were 
filled to capacity, hundreds were unable to 
gain admission, and when special themes 
wei* announced during week nights many 
were turned away from the regular services. 

Calling atention to some of the outstand- 
ing features of the campaign, among others 
we name the following very briefly which 
wore of special interest: The second Sunday 
afternoon of the campaign there was a spe- 
cial meeting for men with a large attendance, 
addressed by. Evangelist Miller, and a capac- 
ity audience for women in the Annex audi- 
torium with Mrs. Miller as speaker. These 
were very enthusiastic meetings with fine re- 
sults at both gatherings. During the second 
week a special banquet was featured by 
ladies principally of the Boethian Bible class, 
taught by Geo. F. Kera. This banquet was 
free to the business women of the West Side, 
and the High School Boys and Girls, and was 
greatly enjoyed, with fine results for the 
campaign. 

During the last week, one of the most out- 
standing features was a banquet for the men 
of the church, with a "Win You One," for 
Christ outlook and the church men were each 
to bring an unsaved friend, and 300 plates 
were set for this occasion. The dinner was 
given by the Women's Missionary Society, 
Mrs. Marie Marks, president. Special talks 
were made by the toastmaster, Orion E. Bow- 
man; Daniel W. ^^.epinger; Webster D. 
Long; George F. Kem, and Evangelist Miller 
to a very appreciative crowd filled with much 
enthusiasm, and fraught with telling results 
for the work of the Master. The Kodeheaver 
Male Chorus furnished the music. 

Under the direction of Prof. O. E. G«b- 
hardt, music director of the church, the music 
was furnished, and he was assisted by the 
chorus choir of the church, and the "Billy 
Sunday Mixed Chorus," and the "Rode- 
heaver Male Chorus, ' ' both of which he is the 
regular director, who gave their voluntary 
services on special nights of the week. 



The most inspiring features were to see 
scores come for confession; at many services, 
and especially on the last Sunday morning 
about 80 young people came almost in a body 
for Life Service and Missions as the Lord 
should make it plain in their lives. Great en- 
thusiasm reigned as these hearts came for 
consecration in their willingness to be used 
of the Lord in the great harvest field of the 
world. 

Taking it all in all and in many ways, we 
consider this the most successful soul-winning 
campaign ever witnessed in Dayton, espe- 
cially, by the First Brethren Church. The most 
sane and safe methods ^vere employed in the 
dealing with persons individually and noi 
simply a ' ' sign your card ' ' tabernacle meth- 
od, so frequently used. We can commend the 
services of Evangelist Miller and his cap- 
able wife to any people who wish the best 
soul-wimiLng evangelists in the field for heavy 
work. We wish them God-speed in their 
chosen Christian work. Brethren, pray for us 
witn Lue added responsibility of so many to 
shepherd in the folds of the First Brethren 
at Dayton, and we will remember you like- 
wise. 
William C. Teeter, Corresponding Secretary. 



B£PO£I OF KECEIPTS FOB HOMl! MIS- 
SIONS DURING THE FOURTH 
QUARTER OF 1923 

M Membership in Home Guard. 

Br. Ch., Quiet Dell, Pa 5.63 

Br. Ch., augar uiove. Pa 3.36 

Br. Ch., Allentown, Pa 16.20 

Geo. Silberman & I'amily M 8.00 

Y. P. S. C. E M 10.00 

C. E. Kolb M 5.00 

Excelsior Bible Class M 5.00 

Fellowship Bible Class 5.00 

A. B. Turner M 5.00 

Mrs. Susan Wyman, Sacramento, Cal. 3.00 

Br. Ch., Dayton, 81.65 

B. F. Potterf M 5.00 

Hoy H. Kinsey, & Family M 12.50 

Flo B. Fogarty M 2.50 

G. W. Brumbaugh & Family M 10.00 

Orion E. Bowman & Family M 50.00 

A. D. Grubbs & Wife M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. P. M. Klepinger M 5.00 

Eoy Macher M 5.00 

Ira A. Beeghly M 2.50 

Mr. & Mrs. I. A. Beeghly M 2.50 

Mr. & Mrs. E. W. Harn M 5.00 

W. S. Bell & Family M 10.00 

Mr. & Mrs. N. A. Teeter M 2.50 

Lewis Forsyth M 5.00 

Elizabeth Campbell M 5.00 

E. F. Klepinger & Family M 15.00 ' 

Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Murr M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. E. A. Patterson M 5.00 

Br. S. S 68.00 

Berean Bible Class M 25.00 

Mr. & Mrs. E. V. Fox M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. O. H. Lentz M 5.00 

Mrs. Edith Kem M 20.00 

George Kem M 5.00 

I. O. Stutz M 5.00 

Frank Miller & Mother 2.00 

Br. Ch., Elkhart, Ind 200.00 

Br. Ch. (Fairview) Wash. C. H., O 31.71 

Thobum Lyon & Wife M 5.00 

Altha Young Paul, Cedar Falls. la. ... 4.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Micah Hall, Garwin, la. M 6.00 

Br. Ch., Clay City, Ind. 13.80 

M. E. Goshoru & Family M 5.00 

Edith L. Andrew M 5.00 

D. V. Oberholtzer M 10.00 

N. V. Leatherman & Family M 5.00 

A. P. Megenhardt M 5.00 

Mollie Andrew M 5.00 

Br. Ch., (St. -James) Lydia, Md., 22.25 

Mr. & Mrs. Chas. Sehamel M 5.00 



Bessie Suman M 5.00 

L. V. lang & Wife M 5.00 

Br. Ch., Carleton, Nebr 41.70 

Br. Ch., (Raystowu) Saxton, Pa 8.56 

Br. Ch. (Carlton) Garwin, la 64.79 

Br. Ch., Hagcrstown, Md 42.00 

G. C. Carpenter, M 5.00 

C. H. Kohrer M 5.00 

Mrs. C. H. Eohrer M 5.00 

Eifie G. Cost M 5.00 

Dr. J. A. Long M 5.00 

Alice Schindlo M 7.00 

Mrs. W. G. Barnheisel M 5.00 

Ladies' Aid Soc M 10.00 



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Wm. H. MiUer, Ht. Hope, W. Va. . .M 2.50 
Br. Ch., Compton Ave., Los. Ang. Cal 286.25 

Br. Ch. Sterling & Smithville, 46.50 

3rd Br. Ch., Phila., Pa 116.00 

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Christ's Heroes and Heroines 

(Continued from page 11) 

back the enemy and delivered the garrison. 

But the poor fellow who had kindled the 
beacon, where was he? Lying asleep in a sol- 
dier's grave. He had died to save his com- 
rades. 

So Christ died for us, and for the Chinese. 
And so perhaps, He may be asking that some 
of us, may for love of Him, light the beacon 
fires in China and other countries now. 

Which had you rather be, one of the men 
who stayed behind the wall, afraid, or the one 
who lit the fire? 

Daily Readings: 
M. Feb. 18. Among superstition, Acts 28:1-6. 
T. Feb. 19. Healing the sick. Acts 14:8-18. 
W. Feb. 20. Preaching. Acts 13:44-47. 

T. Feb. 21. Persecuted. 1 Thess. 2:14-16. 

F. Feb. 22. Serving. 1 Thess. 2:3-11. 

S. Feb. 23. Dying. Acts 12:1-3. 

Iron Eiver, Michigan. 

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What shall we do? Like the Calvinistic "doctrine of predestination" 
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His houses and his lands; 
The costly cars he proudly drove, 

The jewels from his hands ; 
They turned him on th'e open road 

Without a single cent, 
And not a friend to succor him 

Along the way he went. 

But lo ! his spirit wore a cloak 

That shamed the rainbow's sheen, 
Embroidered o'er with stars and flowers 

And leaves of tender green. 
And tinselled with the sun and shower. 

And silver moonlight, too, 
And gemmed with giolden fireflies brig'ht. 

And pearls of morning dew. 

From life's eternal beauty wrought 

It clothed his nakedness 
' With gloay that no king' could buy 

Or millionaire possess; 
And none could steal it from his back. 

Nor did it fade, forsiooth; 
Fior Love and Hope had woven it 

Upon the loom of 'Youth. 

Tarrytown, N. Y. ■ — Christian Endeavor World. 



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TABLE OF 

The Brethren Home— B. T. Burnworth, 2 

Importance of Church Paper.— Editor, 3 

Editorial Eeview, 

The Young People— C. D. Whitmer, * 

Enemies of the Sabbath— G. E. Cone, 5 

My Eavorite Bible Character— Kuth Lewis, ^ 6 

Consequences of Neglect of American Childhood, 7 

Christ or Barabbas — J. R Watson, S 

Family Worship— M. A. Witter, 9 



CONTENTS 

Is the Church Unsocial? — S. J. Harrison, 9 

Take the Lord Along — W. M. Lyon, 9 

Editor's Notes on the Sunday School Lesson, 10 

Peas in the C. E. Pod— C. W. Abbott, ii 

Junior Endeavor Notes — Lois Frazier, 11 

Under the Northern Dipper — G. F. Yoder, 12 

Argentina Bible Coach, 12 

News from the Field, 13-15 

Business Manager 's Comer, 15 



EDITORIAL 



The Brethren Home 

By B. T. Burnworth 



To be loyal to the church one must be loyal to her institutions. 
Among the chiefest of these are, Ashland College, The Brethren 
Publishing Company and the Brethren Home. As institutions I con- 
sider that as Brethren people they challenge our fundamental loy- 
alties. They not only test our faith, but our heroism and finally 
our good judgment. If we wish to propagate our faith we must have 
a church literature. If we wish to perpetuate our faith we must 
have a fountain head where the fundamentals of that faith are 
taught. Then if we do have something that is so vital that we aru 
willing to sacrifice for it and to "tarry by the stuff" it is only 
fitting and proper that our appreciation should assume a tangible 
form and be demonstrated in a greater provision for the faithful 
ones that carried on the battle in the heat of the day. That such 
provision has been made seems to be generally known, but compar- 
atively little cognizance is given it to date. Therefore just before 
Benevolence Day when we are thinking of our pioneers, I desire 
to sound the trumpet call for a hearty response. This is not aon© 
officially for it is purely a courtesy that I sit with the Home Board 
since I am now pastor at Flora, which also qualifies me to write. 
1st. The Material Home 
Located just one-half mile west of the corporate limits of Flora, 
Indiana, in the county of Carroll, which is the garden spot of fhe 
state is the site of the Brethren Home. It consists of a farm com- 
prising forty-two acres, worth $12,000. The land lies perfectly level 
and is as fertile as any in this line region. [The land is in a high 
state of cultivation, well fenced and the farm buildings consist ol 
a large barn, and some smaller buildings such as c«mcrib, poultry 
houses, hog houses and a fine' new garage with capacity for three 
cars or trucks. 

The dwelling house, or properly known, as the Administration 
Duilduig, IS rofilly a wonderful achievement, commodious, adequate, 
substantial and modern. It faces southward on the Flora Pike, one 
of our main highways. The building is composed of brick as to its 
exterior with a cement basement under the entire building. A 
porch extends across the front of the entire structure, underneath of 
w'hich is a vegetable and fruit cellar, as an extension to the base- 
ment. These is a laundry room fully equipped with electric washer 
and irons, and an adjoining drying room. In another apartment of 
the basement is the large lighting plant that also operates an auto- 



matic pump, so that both light and water is supplied from within, 
and finally the furnace room with two heaters, one for winter and a 
small one for summer. 

Although writing one hundred miles from home and no dimen- 
sions in hand, this spacious building has a suite of rooms for the 
superintendent and family, a large chapel, a large dming room and 
kitchen, a nursery, a hospital and some twenty individual rooms. 
Throughout there is a wonderful equipment of wardrobes, baths and 
lavoratories. In short, it is a wonder home, and I don't mind saying 
that 1 was the one the editor quoted as saying that it is one of 
the finest achievements of the Brethren church. It is an invest- 
ment worth from sixty to seventy-five thousand dollars. 

2nd. The Home as a Spirit 
America, strictly speaking, is not so many mountains of min- 
eral wealth nor so many fertile plains, nor yet her great manufac- 
turing cities, nor yet the gold in her bank vaults, that is not Amer- 
ica. America is & spirit that throbs in every patriotic heart. The 
Brethren Home is not its farm, nor its buildings; it too is a spirit 
that either is or should be vibrant in every Brethren heart. Care 
for the aged and indigent is unique to Christianity and should be 
no less characteristic of a whole gospel people. The home is a sub- 
stantial CLxpression of a deep seated sense of gratitude for those 
choice pioneer spirits that wrought so well and left us this peculiar 
legacy of faith. It seems tragic that Brother Swihart should have 
only enjoyed the home for a few brief days after years of arduous 
toil. It is a real pleasure to take visitors to the home and show 
them what the Brethren have done. It is equally pleasurable to call 
on the inmates which we do although under no pastoral obligation 
whetever. It is also a pleasure to say that Brother and Sister Lan- 
dis the present Superintendent and Matron have radiated true Breth- 
ren spirit through this first year and have done wonderfully well, and 
on their retiring, March 1st, Brother and Sister J. W. Myers from 
our chnrch at Lanark, Illinois, will assume the responsibilities of 
the Home and we can feel assured that the change of administration 
will not materially affect any in the home. With the beautiful drive 
in a half circle and the planting of shade trees and some landscape 
gardening next summer I know that it will all correspond with the 
fine spirit with which we have begun. 



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3rd. Tlie Home as an Opportunity for Investment 

The 'hard facts are these, that it takes money to mamtain such 
institutions. Another fact is that it is the home of the Brethren 
church at large and while located at Flora, it is, not the home of the 
Flora Brethren church anymore than yours, but as we are here and 
see the needs we have responded. Our local church has given 
$2,500, and then Brother Einehart the chief donor whose home Is 
here is constantly giving, and in face of that fact on Februaiy 24th 
we will be giving again, but we will have our ears to the ground 
listening to hear what the rest of you are going to do. What we need 
is money. We have bed clothing, thanks to the Sisterhoods, and 

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EDITORIAL REVIEW 



Importance of the Church Paper in the Home 

We have repeatedly insisted that the placing of the church 
paper in the homes of the membership is one of the most important 
duties and effective means of spiritual culture before the congTega- 
tion and pastor. Many pastors and church boards realize a certain 
importance attached to this, but do not see that it is a matter to 
become greatly concerned about. They feel that may well be left 
to the convenience of the individual or perchance of the congrega- 
tion, and is not so urgent as to call for sacrifice that it may be 
accomplished. We have observed carefully the effect on people who 
are kept informed through their religious journal and those who are 
out of touch with the work of the brotherhood, and the sympathetic 
loyalty to the general church interest of the former over the latter is 
surprising. Moreover, the informed church member excells the other 
in spiritual piety, unselfish outlook and sacrificial service at home 
and abroad. It really is a vital and serious matter, this giving at- 
tention to the culture and enlightenment of the homes of the church 
folks. It is being recognized by many of the most capable leaders 
of the Christian world. 

In this connection we are led to quote the striking words of 
Dr. George W. Tniett, prominent leader in the Southern Baptist 
church: 

"A passing word needs to be said about our religious and de- 
nominational papers. Who can estimate their meaning to the home? 
The home may be ever so humble and far removed from the madden- 
ing crowd's ignoble strife, but the weekly visit of a noble religious 
paper, supplemented by the occasional visit of a good book, shapes 
the life and determines the destiny of that home. The picture oi 
such a home passes before me now. Its inmates were poor and lived 
in a section where they must toil through all the seasons in order 
to provide a livelihood. But, though all thus had to toil, from the 
oldest to the youngest, and though the home in which they lived was 
e'Xceedingly humble yet they hold converse with the men and move- 
ments of the great, wide world. The parents turned every extra 
dollar into good literature for their children. They believed ' with 
Erasmus when he said: "I buy books first; after that, if I have any 
money, I buy clothes." They believed with a great theological 
teacher who said to Ms class, "Young gentlemen, shirts are neces- 
sary, but books are indispensable." And so into that home a choice 
book came as often as it could be afforded, and several of the great 
religious papers came every week. Those papers and books silently 
wrought their destiny-shaping power upon all that large family of 
children, and thoug'h far removed from the scenes of the world's 
great movements, yet they thus became vitally real to all those chil- 
dren and entered into their lives. And when they went forth to 
the work and warfare of the world, all of them had been won to 
Christ and do joyfully walk in the blessed service to this day. Is 
this a mean or ordinary result? Nay, it is the sublimest result pos- 
sible iu the history of an earthly home. And more than all things 
else, the literature provided out of a scant purse for those children, 
during the plastic years of their childhood and youth, shaped their 
ctaracters and determined their destiny. Oh, how can parents and 
teachers and preachers be oblivious to this transcendently important 
matter of right literature? Carelessness here is worse than being 
foolish; it is wicked." 



"Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh," there- 
fore do not wonder if people, hearing your frivolous and uninspiring 
conversations, conclude that in the depths of your being there is an 
' ' abundance ' ' of rubbish. 



A good brother in Washington, D. C. supplies us with an inter- 
esting report of Wilson Memorial service held in the church where 
the late president worshipped. 

Pastors — Take notice to the annoimcement of Prof. J. A. Garber, 
concerning the new booklet being prepared under the editorship of 
Brother Quinter M. Lyon. Order your supply promptly. 

Dr. C F. Yoder reports his travels among the churches of the 
Mid-West District where he was warmly welcomed "home again." 
He translates for us excerpts from letters written by some of his 
valued assistants in the work in Argentina. 

Brother Charles W. Kiish of Fort Scott, Kansas, reports a suc- 
cessful evangelistic campaign which he held at Mulvane, that state, 
where Brother IThomas F. Howell is the energetic pastor. Notwith- 
standing the many handicaps, there were thirty-two confessions, 
twenty-four having been added to the church. 

Columbus, Ohio, Feb. 16. — Methodist Episcopal students in tne 
colleges of the country will send nearly 2,000 delegates to a conven- 
tion at Columbus, Ohio, this spring, to consider means of making 
the influence of the "youth movement" felt more strongly in de- 
nominational affairs. Important among items to be considered is the 
proposed merger of northern and southern Methodist churches. 

President Jacobs makes mention of the Girls' Glee Club in his 
College News. This musical organization has been making a very 
favoiable impression by the entertainments it 'has given and its 
going among the churches ought to be the means not only of sup- 
plying an evening of wholesome entertainment but of turning the 
attention of young people toward Ashland College. 

From Hudson comes a report from Brother L. A. Myers, pastor 
of the church, and whUe Brother Myers is not in the habit of report- 
ing very frequently, he is doing a substantial constructive work that 
one need not be hesitant about reporting. Ten have been added to 
the church since last report. A Vacation Bible School has been con- 
ducted with good results and all the special days have been observed. 

Our correspondent from Muncie, Indiana, writes encouragingly 
concerning the growth of the mission there under the efficient lead- 
ership of Brother J. L. Kimmel. The Sunday school has made a 
splendid record and added nearly a thousand dollars to the building 
fund last year. The services of Brother E. C. Miller, w'ho recently 
held such a successful revival there were gi-eatly appreciated. May 
God bless these ambitious and aggressive people and their pastor. 

IThis week the Business Manager makes his first report of Pub- 
lication Day offering. One encouraging feature is the number of 
large gifts by individuals. When we are once able to awaken our 
people to the importance of supporting the Publishing House and 
the Brethren of means get the idea of making bequests or generous 
gifts in other forms, we will then be on the road to an adequately 
equipped and endowed Publishing House. We also observe with 
gratitude the number of churches that are loyal to The Evangelisr 
and are keeping it going into the homes of their members. 

The first "Sunday movies'^ case to be accepted for hearing by 
the Ohio Supreme Court is now on the docket of that tribunal, fol- 
lowing decision of the court to certify the Walter K. Richards case 
from Findlay. 

Richards, Findlay film exhibitor, was convicted of violating the 
state law forbidding Sunday theatrical performances by showing 
movies on the Sabbath, and the court of appeals upheld the convic- 
tion, ruling that a motion picture is a theatrical performance ana 
hence forbidden by law on Sunday. 

Richards brief filed in the Supreme Court admits that motion 
pictures of a dramatic nature are forbidden on Sunday but alleges 
error in that the charge against him did not definitely state that 
films he exhibited were of a dramatic nature. Church leaders inter- 
ested in the fight for Sunday closing of theaters attach much signi- 
ficance to this position, interpreting it as meaning that movie in- 
terests are receding from their old attitude that no motion picture, 
dramatic or non-dramatic, is a theatrical performance vrithin the 
meaning of the law. 



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GENERAL ARTICLES 



Our Young People in the Church of Tomorrow 

By C. D. Whitmer 

(Address Delwered before and Publication Authorized b:s Indiana Conference, at South Bend — Published in t'wo Paris. Part 1) 



There is no man living to whom modern youth will open 
its heart more freely than to a minister, provided the min- 
ister offers the right chance. There is no man more helpless 
in the presence of the youth than the minister who fails at 
that point. 

A young man was asked by a minister to give his opin- 
ion of the young ladies of today, and here it is : " They think 
too much of their clothes, and of a good time. Some of 
them are too easily picked up around parks and public 
places. If they are going with a fellow, they want to go 
with another on the side. They do not know the value of 
money. They are great company for tennis, hikes and out 
of door sports. As a class they are not home makers. Their 
faults are due to the age in which they live and are mainly 
due to the negligence of their parents." 

The young woman in turn painted the young man in 
these colors: " 'There ain't no such animal' as an average 
young man. They are too self -centered and can't be told 
anything. They lack purpose. They are generous with 
money. They profess little religion and Imow nothing 
about the Bible. They are satisfied with religion just so 
long as it does not interfere with their pleasures." 

Those Good Old Times 

The value of the opinions of older people as compared 
with those of younger people, is capable of being estimated 
by comparison with similar opinions in past generations. 
Here is an illustration: The times are decadent. There is 
lawlessness everywhere. Children no longer obey their 
parents. Many young people have said that they do not 
see in the ministry as large an opportunity for service as in 
other lines, especially industry, wliich they think needs 
Christianizing. This is their viewpoint. What the people 
think about things is going to determine what the next gen- 
eration amounts to and not what we think they ought to 
think. 

We are told that the present generation is less pious, 
pure, and practical than our own was when it was young. 
If that be true, what happened to the former generation 
between the time when it wag so superior, and the time 
when it begot and tried to bring up the present generation? 
Somewhere between its own adolescence and middle age, it 
must have suffei^ed a dire slump in morale. Who can be to 
blame for the failure of the youth of today but that same 
boastful, superior, older generation? 

One charge so commonly made against the youth of 
today is their unwillingness to do things thoroughly. They 



BUT YOU DON'T 

You can worship God in the woods and in the fields — 
but you don't. 

You can worship God on the lakes and on the rivers — 
but you don't. 

You can worship God on the roads in the auto — but 
you don't. 

You can worship God in a different church each Sun- 
day morning — but you don't. 

You can worship God in your lodge and neglect the 
church — but you don't. 

You can worship God by sending the children to Sun- 
day school — but you don't. 

You can worship God by going to church and taking 
the children with you — ^but wUl you? — The Lookout. 



do their school work -with the idea of getting by at exam- 
ination time. "Where do we go from here," is the press- 
ing question. A youth of my acquaintance said that the 
flunking of most girls is bounded on the North by the 
dance, on the East by the next dance, on the South by the 
movie, and on the West by what "I said" and what "he 
said." He forgot the heavens above and the earth beneath. 

A daughter of a friend of mine made this remark not 
long ago. Family worship usually conducted at the break- 
fast table was a bit delayed, and the young lady, concerned' 
about getting to school on time, spoke up shai'ply, "Make 
it snappy, daddy, make it snappy." This was a protest of 
busy youth against pious and considerate old age, a plain 
declaration flaat youth can worship and eat its breakfast 
at the same time without losing the good of either. 

The mad haste of the present generation must be held 
responsible for the same fault in its offspring. Even the 
ministry is beginning to realize that brevity is the soul of 
worship and of wisdom as well as of wit. Modem youth is 
forcing the issue, because it believes its own time and tlie 
tilings it is domg are worth just as much as listening to 
some one tell them how they ought to do things. They are 
willmg to listen, glaH of real sympathetic counsel, and fully 
appreciative of the interests of parents, teachers and minis- 
ters when expressed in clean cut, snappy language. 

Youth has a long road to travel, and faces the biggest 
responsibility ever laid upon any generation in history. 

"What is the matter wlith the Yoimg People?" 

The good old days is a popular theme always, but per- 
sonally I think the young people of today are not a decad- 
ent race. They are no different than any young people of 
other times. Human actions are controlled more or less by 
primitive human instincts. The instincts are the same to- 
day that they were a thousand years ago. Instincts change 
during a geological period, perhaps, but not durmg a gen- 
eration. It is the environments of life and not the young 
people who change. And the matter with the young people 
is, that they are not comfortably adjusted to the new en- 
vironment of the present age. 

The difference between life today and a generation ago 
are e^adent enough. The automobile has taken the place of 
the old buggy. The thrill that a girl and fellow get ui joy 
riding is the same as the one their fathers and mothers got 
wliile buggy riding, only to a much greater degree. The 
movie has replaced to a great extent, the romantic novel of 
a generation ago. Here agam the effect is the same only 
intensified. 

The environments have changed. The younger gener- 
atioia have found themselves in a world for which you and 
I with our old fashioned ideas have been unable to prepare 
them. Instead of teaching them to swim, we have made 
weak attempts to stem the flood of new and changing con- 
ditions, but without much effect. 

The weapon we can give them for their protection Is 
knowledge. There is danger in the increased thrill of the 
auto rid'e as compared with the buggy ride, only if the par- 
ties concerned fail to understand that thrill. Sex knowledge 
is, of course, the most effective knowledge they can have of 
this kind, and the earlier it is taught the better. "In the 
morning sow thy seed, and in the evening, withhold not thy 
hand; for thou knowest not whether shall prosper this or 
that, or whether they both shall be alike good." Ecclesiastes 
11:6. 



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Second'. Consecration to the Lord on the part of the 
youth. "And this they did, not as we hoped, but first gave 
their o'S'sti selves to the Lord, and unto us by the will of 
God." 2nd Corinthians 8:5. 

First view point. The wise man in this chapter, is in- 
culcating bienevolenee. "Cast thy bread upon the water," 
for thou shalt find it after many days." This saying can 
be applied to young people. The church must catch the 
vision of service for the youth, that the youth may come 
•back in due time ready to serve the church of tomorrow. We 
shall apply the text as quoted to the training of the rising 
generation for Gfod's future service and glory. Let lis look 
then. 

First. At the ground we design for cultivation. (The 
minds and hearts of young people). The human soul is 
naturally barren of that which is good. There may be ob- 
servable that which is intelligent, ingenuous, and even 
amiable. But where is the fear and love of God — a devo- 
tional spirit and those virtues which constitute piety? How 
very soon too, briers, thorns, and weeds are exhibited! How 
soon too, the mind of the child manifests a bearing toward 
things which are sinful? Look at the tempers they mani- 
fest, the expressions they utter, and the actions they dis- 
play. The mind will not continue vacant ; the ground will 
not remain entirely unoccupied; the heart will not mend it- 
self; nor good gro\v out of evil; there never was an instance 
of this kind. 

Second. The minds of children are capable of spirit- 
ual development. They may be impressed, they may be con- 
vinced of e\'il, they may be converted to God. The church 
of Christ has many instances of early conversion which have 
been followed by lives of usefulness for the church in the 
future. 

Scientists claim that things that are taught at an early 
age, control action in about the same way that inherited in- 
stincts do A man instinctively does as he was taught to do 
as a child. 

The trouble with the younger people as I see it, is, that 
they have been thrown into the stream of life with water 
over their heads, and most of them cannot swim, and even 
if they could swim, they would not know what direction to 
take to swim to the shore. The wave of environment that 
has struck them is greater and more powerful than any pre- 
ceding wave that has hit the older generations. We have 
given them knowledge to a certain ^extent, but we still have 
the task of inspiring them to use that knowledge in the 
right way. That is our job and is beyond them. 

What modem youth thinks of itself and what the world' 
and the church may expect from them is suggested in the 
story of David. The forces of evil are militant and boast- 



thou great Friend to all the sons of men, 
Who once appear 'dst in humblest guise below, 
Sin to rebuke, to break the captive's chain, 
To call thy brethren forth from want and woe ! — 
Thee would I sing. Thy truth is still the light 
Which guides the nations gropiin,g on their way, 
Stumbling ajid falling in disastrous night. 
Yet hoping ever for the perfect day. 

Yes, thou ajrt still the life; thou art the way 
The hoUest know, — flight, life, and way of heaven; 
And they who deadest hope and deepest pray 
Toil by the truth, life, way that thou hast given ; 
And in tihy name aspiring mortals trust 
To uplift their bleeding brothers rescued from the dust. 

— Theodore Parker. 



ful. Let Goliath be what he will, he has the forces of good 
scared. He defies the armies of Israel. Saul is a fair type 
of the spineless leadership from which today Ave are suf- 
fering. David voices the spirit of youth. He believes he 
can go and fight the enemy. Big brothers as usual, sneer 
and belittle. He brushes all obstacles aside and goes in the 
name of the Lord of Hosts armed only with a strong heart 
and k weapon of his own choosing. Will he win out? 

I cannot forget the spirit that permeates college life, 
because I have been through it. I cannot forget that youth 
is, in spite of all statements to the contrary, more affected 
by I'eligious idealism, and the appeal of the Jesus of Naza- 
reth than ever before. Youth today believes in itself, in 
God, in human service, in the future. Let us give the youth 
the chance of training for leadership in our church of to- 
morrow. 

This is a vital problem which is confronting the church 
today, and in the treatment of this subject, let us take a 
two-fold view of the question before us. 

First. Early and persevering culture recommended on 
the part of the church, instances like these of Holy Writ: 

"Behold the lovely child," etc. 1st Samuel 3:1. Look 
at the pious Josiah, in 2nd Chronicles 34:1. "For in the 
eighth year of his reign, while he was yet young, he began 
to seek after the God of his father David." Look also at 
Timothy in 2nd Timothy 3 :15. 

Second. Religious cultivation is much easier in cliild- 
hood than afterwards. If we want our young people to be 
useful in the church of tomorrow, we must not wait till 
they become young people, but train them in early child- 
hood to become the future leaders of the church. 

South Bend, Indiana. 

(To be continued) 



Enemies of the Sabbath 

By George E. Cone 



My understanding is that the word Sabbath is to be 
used, as it so frequently is, to designate Sunday or the 
Christian "Lord's Day." Or what is more frequently 
spoken of as the Christian Sabbath. So when I use the word 
Sabbath it will be in the sense of the "Lord's Day," or 
Sunday. I am to consider forces that encourage the dese- 
cration of this day, and if possible suggest how the church 
can counteract such influences. 

To m.e the first and greatest force that militates against 
the proper observance of this day is the Godless commercial 
system under which \ve are living today. It is a well known 
fact that there are a great many of the present day busi- 
ness organizations which have no regard for days. One day 
is no different than another. All are cognizant of this fact. 
All know right Avell that this has a most deteriorating effect 
upon the proper observance of a day of "Worship" and 
"Labor for the Lord." I am not one of those who feel that 
the "Lord's Day" is a day of rest. It is not. Christ ex- 



emplified and the Scriptures teach that it is to be a day of 
"intense activity" but a day of "activity for the Lord" 
and not for self. The trouble with the system about which 
I have just spoken is that their activity is for self. The 
thing needed is proper recognition of Scriptural teaching 
and an application of that teaching to life. 

To me the next great enemy of this day is one that 
would be a friend thereof. It is an organization that is up- 
holding the Sabbath "with a vengeance." An organization 
that, if anything, over-emphasizes the Sabbath, and that, in 
its Jewish sense. They believe the Jewish Sabbath to be as 
binding now as in the days of Moses. They strive, by every 
means, to compel people to observe a certain day. To them 
that day can be traced back to the very creation itself. 
Back to the time when God himself rested from the crea- 
tion. Believing this way, and I believe conscientiously, all 
who do not believe tliat way are by them condemned and 
branded as unbelievers. They are not to be condemned for 



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a zeal to carry forth the beliefs they hold if they can be 
proven to be applicable to this church age; if they are 
according to the teachings of the Christ and the New Testa- 
ment Scriptures. Here agaia we need knowledge of the 
Scriptures and a proper reverence and observance according 
to their teachings. I am not condemning. I shall not con- 
demn any class of whom I speak. If they can stand in the 
light of New Testament no one can condemn. If not no one 
need condemn. That is the light in which we stand or fall. 
A thorough knowledge of the Spirit and teaching and Life 
of Christ both while in the world and now at the right hand 
of God is necessary here. This the church must give if she 
will overcome the evil influence from this source. 

The third great enemy of this day is found among those 
who claim to be the followers of the Lord. Among those 
who claim to observe the Lord's Day. I do not know but 
that I would put this class as second and the one I have 
placed as second, as third. This class observes the Lord's 
Day or Christian Sunday so far as the exact day of the week 
is concerned. The way in which they are at enmity Math 
this day is in their Judaizing it. In other words, this class 
contend for a day, but so mistake the meaning of it, so 
miss the spirit of it, that they become the enemies of the 
very day they attempt to defend. I mean just this, that this 



class so legalize this day that they virtually destroy it. The 
phrase Christian Sabbath is a misnomer. There is no such 
thing. There can be no such thing, yet the class last men- 
tioned speak thus continually of Sunday or the Lord's Day. 
Sabbath is legal in every sense. The Lord's Day is the day 
under the dispensation of Grace. Law and Grace are every- 
where in contrast, they have nothing in common. As there 
is and can be nothing in common between Law and Grace, 
so there can be nothing in common between the day which 
represents each. Christ fulfilled the Law in every respect 
and the Sabbath passes away with the Law system under 
which it stood. Another day takes its place. 

To the mind' of the writer there is but one thing the 
church can do to counteract the evil influences coming from 
these various sources. That is, to square itself with the 
meaning and spirit of the day. To consistently live and 
teach this meaning and spirit, keeping itself unspotted from 
the things that cause the desecration of ^he day. God surely 
will bless that method and make it fraitful unto his glory, 
and the praise of his Name. To the writer this is the effec- 
tive and only means to the end sought, namely, the relieving 
of the present enmity to the Sabbath (Sabbath being used 
in the sense of the Christian Lord's Day or Sunday). 

Dallas Center, Iowa. 



My Favorite Bible Heroine 

By Ruth E. A. Lewis 



Countless times have we read and heard the life story 
of Ruth, the Moabitess, and each time we seem impressed a 
little more deeply. This character comes to us, not from 
the pomp and glory of the courts, not from the clamorous 
din of the battlefleld, but from amidst the peace and calm 
of the harvest ^elds. 

Bearing the same name as this Biblical heroine, I have 
studied and restudied the story of her life and have gained 
much inspiration as a result. To me Ruth embodies all 
that is lovely and good, and I even see a Christlike resem- 
blance in tlje mental picture I have painted of her. My 
readers are no doubt familiar with her story, but may. I 
review it once more, pointing out to you the marks of char- 
acter Avhich I have come to love. 

"We first become acquainted with Ruth after her role 
as homemaker is over, but I cannot refrain from speculating 
a bit concerning her home life. Throughout it all I imag- 
ine a strain of untiring labor and undying devotion. I can 
imagine an ever growing love for Naoma, her mother-in- 
law, as each sorrow brought them together, until at the 
death of Ruth's husband they were in spirit as mother and 
daughter. 

Naomi was far fi-om her own people when her life was 
so saddened by the death of her husband and two sons. 
Why .should she remain among strange people when she 
might find comfort among her Idnsmen for her remaining 
years? So she prepared to return to Bethlehem in Judah, 
from whence she had departed many years before. 

And, in my estimation, it is here that we find Ruth's 
character pamted most vividly. Given the privilege of re- 
maining with her own people, having yet her own home, she 
chose to leave all this to be a companion to Naomi. She 
chose to encounter untold hardship, and to die in a foreign 
land. Devotion, sacrifice, unselfishness and courage all had 
a part in her decision. 

Awaiting in Bethlehem was a new yoke which Ruth 
shouldered gladly. She must now be the provider for the 
two. So day after day she followed the gleaners, recover- 
ing Avhat grain they chanced to drop. Often she must have 
become footsore; often she must have found at the close of 
her day that she had little to show for her labor. But did 
she despair? Nay! For love prompted her to this and 
brought supreme happiness to Naomi. 

Might we not paint a similar picture using the daugh- 
ter of today in relation to her own dear mother? Imagine 



as I sketch for you an aged mother spending her few re- 
maining days in peace and rest from worry as her young 
daughter willingly takes from her the yoke of care. Note 
the gleam of love and contentment in the eyes of the moth- 
er as her daughter moves here and there in her day's toil. 
How their hearts must beat in love and they are happy to- 
gether. 

Ah! that Ave might find more pictures like that. How 
many mothers are left without the prop they need because 
thfeir youth have been called by the glitter of gold, the glare 
of the city, or other dazzling lures. Could we but have 
more daughters like Ruth, the Moabitess, fewer mothers' 
hearts would be yearning, yea, breaking and asking, 
"Where is my wandering girl?" 

Ashland College, '26, Ashland, Ohio. 



The Brethren Home 



(Continued from page 3) 

Sunday seiool classes and the Women's Missionary Societies, for 
some time. 

We need a good round offering so that when the total is divided 
between the Home and the superannuated minister, who has not 
gotten his pension during the winter, just patiently waiting on you 
to pay up or in, there will be enough to go round. Let this Benev- 
olence Day be so liberal in response that no aged minister need wait 
and the Home may stand as a monument to a people, who practice 
whole gospel not least of all in our gifts. 

Then I think the Home needs more people in it. No doubt there 
will soon be some of our aged ministry, but we must not overlook 
that any member of the Brethren church in good standing is eligible. 
Some object that the entrance qualiiications are high. That too is 
our fault; when we respond to this matter as we should we will be 
helping every one that eares to make this their home. Here Is » 
flne efhanee for someone to endow this institution or to invest your 
money here with an annuity for life. Here is a ciance for flne ser- 
vice, and I know nothing better ttan for an aged person or one left 
alone than to come here where they can enjoy a better, more com- 
fortable, more convenient and more sociable home than can be found 
elsewhere, and where all are of like faith. 

No appeal should grip our hearts more surely than the one that 
comes to us on Benevolence Day. 

Floia., Indiana. 



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Consequences of Neglect of American Childhood 

By The Rev. Irvin E. Deer, Secretary Dayton Council of Churches 



Whether juvenile delinquency is increasing or decreas- 
ing cannot be definitely stated. Both contentions have their 
protagonists, and considerable argument may be adduced to 
prove either side of the question. Apparently juvenile de- 
linquency is on the increase, yet, when one takes a long 
view, it would be difficult to prove it. It may be, as con- 
tended by some, that the apparent increase is due to a more 
tender conscience, better methods, more careful records, 
and more effective and aggressive officials. But, whether 
juvenile delinquency is increasing or decreasing, no denial 
can he made of the assertion that it is far too prevalent, 
and constitutes one of our most perplexing and serious 
problems. 

The extremes of delinquency may be easily recognized. 
There are those unfortunate individuals who have been en- 
dowed with such inferior physical or mental equipment that 
their misdeeds are easily understood, and the treatment is 
not difficult to find. These persons, so far below the normal 
standard, are subjects for institutional care, and, if serious 
enough, for perpetual restraint. It is not the extreme cases 
that cause so much perplexity. However, society will yet 
have to face frankly the rdtuation that arises by reason of 
the propagation of sub-nonnal children by sub-normal par- 
ents. As yet, we have not passed beyond the stage Avhere 
"sterilization" can be spoken above a whisper, but, until 
we are willing to think straight and act courageously, the 
agencies wiU he forced to continue to treat uimumbered 
individuals while prospective delinquents are propagated 
without restraint. 

The great mass of delinquency, however, is not found 
in the extremes. The mass is found among those who are 
so close to the border line of normal equipment that even 
experts are not always able to decide whether such normal 
conditions prevail. These are the children who may go 
either up or down according to environment and training. 
A recent estimate was made that eighty per cent of juvenile 
delinquents are in this class. Herein is our hope. These 
may be prevented or, if not prevented, they may be cured 
with proper diagnosis and treatment. 

Statements are frequently made in print and on the 
platform that delinquency is not found among those who 
are in connection with churches and Sunday schools. A 
study with which I am familiar would seem to deny the 
truth of the assertion. There is no means of discovering 
from the records just how intimately these juvenile delin- 
quents Avere in touch with the agencies of the church, but in 
a study of some seven hundred delinquents, the following 
tabulations were made of the religious affiliations : 

Protestants, 196— white, 169; colored, 27. Catholics, 
93— AVhite, 92; colored, 1. Hebrew, 20. Mixed, 10. Total, 
319. 

In not all of the Protestant families was the denomina- 
tion given. The following table shows the denominations in 
141 cases: 

Protestant Denominations — Baptist, 46 : white, 25 ; col- 
ored, 21. Methodist, 21 : white, 16 ; colored, 5. United 
Brethren, 19. Reformed, 12. Lutheran, 6. Presbyterian, 6. 
Episcopalian, 6: white, 5; colored, 1. Church of God 5. 
Christian, 4. Mission (Springfield), 4. Bethel Chapel, 3. 
Christian Scientist, 3. Church of Brethren, 1. Pentecostal, 
1. City Rescue Mission, 1. Church of Christ, 3. 

In spite of the apparent difficulty in drawing conclu- 
sions from statistics, it would seem perfectly evident that 
at some time or other a number of delinquents were in more 
or less touch with the church and that contact was not suffi- 
cient to keep them from becoming delinquent. 

A recent study of the effect of neglect in handling 
effectively one home where the moral conditions did not 
seem to be on a high plane indicated that no less than ten 
juvenile boys and girls had become delinquent largely 
through the influence of this one home. Probably there were 



others, but the study did not show this clearly and without 
doubt. The connection in ten cases, however, was indisput- 
ably clear. 

Neglect in training our children concerning the great 
biological facts of life, and the neglect to prepare them for 
the fine, holy and spiritual significance of marriage, leaves 
its trail across the lives of juveniles. At bottom, broken 
homes result largely through faulty education, and broken 
homes are a factor in juvenile delinquency. In 394 homes 
studied from which delinquents had come, the following 
conditions were found to prevail : One or both parents were 
dead in 33 per cent of the homes. The parents were sep- 
arated in 13 per cent of the homes. Divorces had been se- 
cured in 17 per cent of the homes. One or both parents 
had deserted children in 5 per cent of the homes. 

Neglect in training children for the responsibilities of 
marriage will bring broken homes, which will produce 
more delinquents, who will in tui'n probably establish other 
homes to be broken from which will come still more delin- 
quents, and so on ad infinitum. 

What responsibility has the church in these matters? 
First of all, the church has a responsibility to know what 
social agencies are working at these tasks, what personnel 
they have, and a general conception at least of the proB- 
lems they face and the effectiveness of their methods. The 
church has a right to insist that those who work at the 
task of handling juvenile delinquents shall be the cleanest, 
highest type of Christian men and women, and the church 
should not tolerate workers who are disrespectful in atti- 
tude, speech and conduct toward the well established ana 
universally adopted principles of personal and social integ- 
rity. The church has the further responsibility to inspire 
and support these workers with religious enthusiasm. Only 
those who are immersed in the problems day after day 
know the heavy burdens that are carried and understand 
how necessary is the sympathetic support and encourage- 
ment from the church forces. Social workers should know 
that the church understands their work, appreciates their 
problems, and will support every movement to bring to so- 
cial workers the assistance which will make possible careful 
and continuous work on each case. Now too frequently it 
happens that old cases which are not settled are merely 
dropped in the pressure of new work, which may likewise 
be dropped in time for more new work. Thus nothing defi- 
nite and conclusive is ever accomplished. 

The church needs to know its own children better. 
Church workers must learn from social workers how to do 
"case Avork, " and to appreciate the fact that incUvidi.als 
live in families and in communities, and that without an 
understanding of these factors the individuals cannot be 
adequately understood and helped. There must be a great 
revision of our ideas of "pastoral visitation." Every per- 
sonal and environmental influence tending to make out of 
a normal child a juvenile delinquent must be studied, and 
a proper method of checking that influence must be found 
and applied. 

Adequate religious education must be furnished. The 
church must. not be deceived into thinking that everything 
that passes for religious education is worthy the name. Pos- 
sibly no one questions the inadequacy of the Sunday school 
alone to meet the problem of religious education. Reading 
several vesses of the Bible in the public school, for which 
there is a great deal of agitation in these days, is no doubt 
good, and Avould produce a certain amount of valuable re- 
sult, but it cannot be called religious education. Even a 
literary study of the Bible, so highly heralded as advan- 
tageous to our cause, is in reality not religious education. 
Week day schools, under the best trained teachers, during 
school time, with adequate equipment, seem to be our best 
force at the present time for religious education. But even 
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Christ or Barabbas 

By J. Fremont Watson 

TEXT : Therefore when they were gathered together, Pilate said unto them, Whom will ye that I 
release unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus which is called Christ? — Matthew 27:17. 



The world is compelled to choose today between Bar- 
abbas and Christ. Men may turn away from the direct 
question and postpone a decision, but every man is daily 
either with the few who honor him, or he is acthig Avith 
the bestial, gloating, jeering, gnashing mob that shrieks, 
"Crucify him! Crucify him!" 

It is a choise between Christ and infidelity. Jesus did 
not come into the world to obstruct the path of progress 
and to punish men for unbelief, but he came to assist the 
earnest investigator, and to promise special blessings to the 
achievements of faith. We are not infidel because the rec- 
ords are against infidelity. Behold the record of the skies, 
"The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament 
showeth his handiwork." Behold the record of the rocks, 
where Christian scientists, like 
Winchell and Dana and Hugh Mil- 
ler, have found the footsteps of a 
creator. Behold the record of 
forces, and remember the strong 
statement of Professor Tyndall; 
We have at length been brought by 
philosophical conclusions from the 
mo.st advanced scientific know- 
ledge of our day to the philosophi- 
cal certainty that matter is not 
eternal, but that, from the begin- 
ning of nature, it was endued with 
some very wonderful properties by 
some intelligent will." 

Scrutinize with care the records 
of nations. One hund'red years 
ago France was approaching a cri- 
sis. For a score of years, Voltaire 
•and Rousseau had been polluting 
literature with rankest infidelity. 
Their dictum, "Reason, every- 
thing; God, man, nature, noth- 
ing," was supported with a fren- 
zied enthusiasm. The French Rev- 
olution was precipitated and did 
not end until Louis XVI was put 
to death by a multitude of his sup- 
porters. 

In Germany Infidelity has 
sought to make itself invincible in 
the strongholds of socialism, and 
points to the French Revolution as 
an illustration of what it will do. 
In America some short-sighted peo- 
ple have confounded liberalism with Uberty ; but if there is 
a slavish, a narrow, a cruel thing in this Republic, it is this 
thing called liberalism. It fastens its devotees, Promethus- 
like,_ to the bare rocks of unbelief and the vultures of in- 
fidelity destroy the finest capabilities of man's nature. 

Barabbas stands for destructive error. It is profane, 
violent, and blasphemous. It is aggressive in the persecu- 
tion and destiTiction of Christ and his Gospel. The prosti- 
tuted printing press, the engravers' art, the atrocious play, 
the diabolical schemes of vice, are all employed in the mad 
assault made upon sacred things. Christ stands for con- 
structive truth. The progress of ti-uth along the ages is 
marked by mountainous milestones, such as Mount Aarat, 
Mount Sinai, Mount Olivet, Mount Hermon, and Mount 
Calvary. . 



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Jfall Unto Battle Xine 

BY MRS. C. H. MORRIS 

See, the hosts of sin are marchiag on. 

with weapons gleaming bright, 

And their banners proudly wave;; 

But they meet today a loyal band who 

(battle for the right. 

And whose God is strong to save. 

On which side have you enlisted? 
Where is now your name enrolled? 
With whose army do you fight? 
With the hosts of sin and darkness do 
you now alleigiance hold, 
Or the cause of truth and right? 

Close the ranks and press the battle in 
the army of the Lord, 
At the front there's room today; 
And the Master promises a sure and 
bountiful reward 
To the faithful in the fray. 

Pall into battle line, 

Pall into battle Une, 

Then to the front away, avra.y ye sol- 
diers brave and true; 

Then to the front away, away, the 
Lord hath need of you. 



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On the battlefields, when truth and error have met in 
hand-to hand combat, the God of the Bible has sooner or 
later prevailed. At Marathon, at Waterloo, and at Get- 
tysburg, the God of light, concealed behind the black clouds 
of war, has given victory to the truth which conquers, and 
defeats to the error which can not live. 

In comparison to Christ other Gods fail. The theology 
of Zoroaster is perpetually entombed in the Tumuli of Per- 
sia, and only vestiges of that ancient religion can be found 
among the Parsees of Asia. Zeus, of the Greek ; Jupiter, of 
th.e Roman; and Osiris, of the Egyptian, are remembered 
today only by dilapidated temples, and are preserved only 
in picturesque legends of ancient mythology. 

So far as modern Oriental religions are concerned, 
they cannot endure comparisons 
with the God of the Bible. As 
Wendell Phillips once truly said, 
"The one great argument against 
the religion of India is India it- 
self. ' ' The great Oriental religions 
are gradually disappearing. 

Barabbas has no comfort in 
death, no eternal hope. In the 
final defeat which awaits all haters 
of Christ, the cry is often 
heard, "0 Galilean, thou hast con- 
quered!" After most faithful ser- 
vice to unbelief there is no reward 
in the dying hour, except "a 
frightful leap into the dark." It 
is not natural thus to die. Men 
have an intuitive reach for another 
world. Infidelity smothers this 
instinctive longing out of the soul. 
The best consolation it can afford 
is to say: "Life is a narrow vale 
between the cold and barren peaks 
of two eternities. We strive in 
vain to look beyond the heights. 
We cry aloud, and the only answer 
is an echo of our wailing cry." 
Barabbas takes away from his fol- 
lowers the rudder by which to 
steer through the black sea of 
death, and leaves them to be 
dashed to pieces against the sharp 
rocks of doubt and uncertainty. If 
infidelity embitters life, enslaves 
the body, destroys peace of mind, 
and utterly forsakes and tortures in death, what man is 
there who will choose Barabbas instead of Christ? 

A thoughtful man once said he might have become an 
infidel, but for three things: "First, I am a man. I am 
going somewhere. Tonight I am a day nearer the grave 
than I was last night. Second, I had a mother. I saw her 
go down into the dark valley where I am going, and she 
leaned on an unseen arm as calmly as a child goes to sleep 
on its mother 's breast. I know that was not a dream. Third, 
I have three motherless children. They have no protector 
but myself. I would rather kill them than to leave them in 
this sinful world if you blot out from it the teachings of 
Christianity. 

No, I am not an infidel, because men do not gather 
grapes of thorns and figs of thistles. The fruitage of in- 



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fidelity proves it to be utterly out of harmony with the 
Creator's purpose in making this world beautiful. It de- 
bases humanity; it grows thorns where flowers ought to 
bloom; and, if it ever held sceptre over society, there 
would be a Bacchanalian carnival of godlessness, of impur- 
ity, of blasted hopes and broken hearts. It would ^dsit de- 
struction upon men and precipitate the day of doom. 
Beaver City, Nebraska. 



FAMILY WORSHIP 

and the Quiet Hour 



Sunday, Joshua, 23:14. With unfailing accuracy and 
precision in detail the promises of God find their certain ful- 
filment. The Scriptures cannot be broken. 

Our Heavenly Father, we thank thee for thy Word and 
its power to make us wise unto salvation. May we receive 
it not as the word of man but as it is in truth the word of 
God which effectually worketh in all that believe. 

Monday, 1 Timothy 1 :15 ; Ephesians 2:1-10. There is 
no man so vile that God cannot or will not save him if he 
will only giv^e God a chance. The "chief of simiers" is the 
object of Ms love. Christ died for the most sinful of men. 

Lord Jesus, grant that we may never give up the diffi- 
cult cases, that we may not forget thy power to save all 
that come to thee. Help us to work and pray for the most 
sinful men we know. 

Tuesday, Revelation 2:9; 3:14-22. We may be poor 
and yet rich, or we may be rich and yet poor. No equip- 
ment of fine buildings, perfect organization, and all that 
human wisdom and wealth can provide can ever save a soul 
so long as Christ is outside the door knocking. 

Lord, give us to know our need of thee, to seek the 
power of "Christ in you," may he both abide and rule in 
our hearts. 

Wednesday, Matthew 28:19, 20; Mark 16:15, Luke 24: 

47, 48. With millions of souls in the world 'entirely with- 
out the Gospel how can any child of God take lightly the 
last great command of our Lord Jesus to witness to the ut- 
termost part of the earth? 

Arouse, God, arouse thy church and give her to see 
the peril of the Christless millions and to go to their rescue. 

Thursday, 2 Thessalonians 2:12; 2 Peter 2:9-17. What 
awful condemnation, what terrible penalty awaits the de- 
luded multitude that find pleasure in unrighteousness. 

My God, the whole world seems to be pleasure mad. 
Nothing is too vile to afford pleasure to the crowd. Save, 
save from this sin and folly, for Jesus' sake. 

Friday, Romans 6:13; 12:1; 2 Oorinthians 8:5. Wliat 
fruitfulness, what joy, what peace is in store for evei-y soul 
that really yields all to the Lord Jesus Christ in absolute 
surrender to his will. We can never say, "No," to God 
without robbing ourselves of richest blessings. 

Our Lord and Master, we pray for wisdom always to 
choose thy will for us. May our conceit never be permitted 
to turn us away from thy will into paths of our own choos- 
ing. 

Saturday, Mark 10:28-30, Thank God for the noble 
missionaries that have willingly left home and all the com- 
forts and pleasant associations of a land of churches and 
Bibles to go into the darkness of heathen lands to win souls 
for Christ. 

Our Father in heaven, hear our prayer for the mission- 
aries that they may be protected from danger, strengthened 
by thy might for their great task, and given wisdom and 
victory in Jesus' name. M. A. WITTER., 



Is the Church Unsocial? 

By Stephen J. Harrison 

If I should again take up the work of pastor I think I 
would have the following poem printed in large letters on 
the wall back of the pulpit. Few are the congregations that 
are not falsely accused of being cold and' unsocial. In my 
travels I have attended worship in most of the so-called aris- 
tocratic churches of the large cities, but in no place was I 
made to feel unwelcome. For the good the poem might do 
I wish to commend it to the Evangelist readers : 

BIDE YE YET 

"Sae bide ye yet, and bide ye yet; 

Ye little ken what's tae betide ye yet." 

When you at times do roam abroad. 
On Sabbath seek a hoose o ' God ; 
An' wi' the congregation there 
Unite yir voice in sang an' prayer. 
If after kirk ye rise an' flee, 
Say not the folk w«re cauld tae ye. 
Ye Avudna thus be treatin' fair 
Yir brethren wha worship there. 

If after kirk ye bide a wee. 
An' gi'e folk chance tae speak tae ye, ' 

I hae nae doot that ye wuU find 
They are tae frien'liness inclined. 
The man wha's in the pew wi' ye 
May be mair strange than e 'en ye be ; 
A warm hand-grip tae him impairt. 
An' speak a Idnd word frae yir hairt. 
Perchance the word's Avhich ye wuU say 
WuU cheer yir brither on liis way; 
Or tae some hairt bowed down wi' cares 
Ye '11 prove an angel unawares. 
An' this shall be yir rich reward — • 
The consciousness ye 've pleased yir Lord : 
, An' a' the joy ye gi'e away 
Yir Master amply wuU repay. 



Consequences of Neglect of American Childhood ' 

(Continued from page 7) 

here there is need for correlation with other forms of relig- 
ious education and some very careful work in order that 
extension may not be gained at the cost of intensive work. 

The increasing complexity of social conditions, the hec- 
tic rush of modern life, the increasing pressure of interest 
outside of the home, even among church people, all point 
to the fact that we need to look steadily at the problem of 
our Am'erican childhood, to think clearly and to act cour- 
ageously, and Avlierever necessai-y, in some entirely new and 
unprecedented manner. 

Come, let us climb out of our ruts.— Reformed Church 
Messenger. 

Taking the Lord Along 

By W. M. Lyon 

To be sure you've often heard the expression. Very good 
people often use it. But it mil not stand the Scriptural 
test. All Scripture is positively against such action. It is 
not for me to attempt to take the Lord with me. My busi- 
ness, my whole business is that of following. Just follow 
him! That's all. Many times this is used when people are 
going in questionable directions. Sometimes those who are 
leaders in the church say, 'Well just so you take the Lord 
along." I repeat it the Loi-d is not to be taken in any way 
one may choose to go. Better see first, and be real sure too, 
that he' leads that way. Then, and only then, is it safe to 
folloAV. We can not afford to be of that class who will 
finally seek to enter but shall not be able. 
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Editor's Notes On the Sunday School Lesson 

The Revival Under Samuel 
(Lesson for March 2) 



Devotional Reading — Psalm 51:1-10. 
Lesson Material — 1 Samuel, chapters 1 to 

7. 

Printed Te|xt — 1 Samuel 7:5-13. 

Golden Text — Direct your hearts unto Je- 
hovatL and serve him only. 1 Samuel 7:3. 

DaUy Home BiWe Readings, 

M. The Eevival under Samuel, 1 Sam. 7:3-13 

;T. Samuel's Vision and CaU, 1 Sam. 3:1-10 

W. Bringing up the Ark, 1 Sam. 7:1-4 

T. A Eevival under Joshua, 2 Kings 23:1-14 

F. A Eevival in Ephesus, .... Acts 19:8-20 

S. The Waiting Savior, Eev. 3:14-22 

S. A Prayer for Pardon, Psa. 51:1-10 

From DeTjorah to Samuel 

The Judges Deborah and Barak, Gideon, 
and Jephthah had repulsed the Midianites 
and Ammonites from the east and quieted the 
Canaanite tribes on the north; Samson had 
made fitful efforts to break the power which 
the Philistines from the southwest had gained 
over the Israelites, but they were too power- 
ful an enemy to be thus vanquished, and 
their invasions continued. Eli, who was both 
judge and priest, though pious and well-mean- 
ing, was fatally weak. He had no control 
over the atrocious doings of his sons, nor the 
moral decay of Israel. The people ventured 
to attack the Philistines, relying upon the 
ark, the symbol of God's presence, as a fetish 
bound to give them the victory, and forget- 
ting that they themselves had proved disloyal 
to God. The Philistines were victorious, the 
ark was captured, and Eli and his family 
(with the exception of Ichabod, 4:21) per- 
ished. 

The death of Eli and his sons left Israel 
without a leader for a time. The ark was 
returned, for it brought only disaster to the 
Philistines, but for twenty years it was kept 
in the house of Abinadab at KJiriath-Jearim 
and was no longer the rallying point for re- 
ligious worship, and the people sank into 
idolatry as gross as that of their heathen 
neighbors. The times were out of joint, and 
a wise head and strong arm were needed to 
set the people right. These qualifications 
Samuel possessed, and God called him to be 
the last and greatest of the judges, the first 
of the long line of prophets, and the connect- 
ing link between the Period of the Judges 
and that of the Monarchy. 

We are told nothing about Samuel from the 
time when as a boy he was Eli's assistant 
until he appeared as the great reformer, but 
his influence over the people whom he as- 
sembled at Mizpah shows that meanwhile he 
must have been growing into fruitage. "Slow- 
ly the paralysis of feeling and of activity 
passed. The wounds were staunched as the 
dreadful memoiy of defeat became a little 
dimmed. The first sign of returning vitality 
and awakening unity was a sense of forsaken- 



ness. All the house of Israel lamented after 
the Lord. For this moment Samuel had waited. 
His opportunity had come and well he used 
it." When he pleaded with the people and 
told them that their misery was the result of 
their apostasy, and with one consent they re- 
solved to put away their idols and serve Je- 
hovah wholly, Samuel had reawakened the 
spiritual and national life. — Tarbell's. 

The Revival Under Samuel 
Israel was like a tortured bird, which a cat 
releases for a little while, only that it may 
pounce upon it again at the first sign of 
movement. They were in constant ten-or of 
the Philistines, these fierce, successful war- 
riors of the plain. Dimly they felt that they 
could only recover themselves with the succor 
of Jehovah. But their thoughts of him 
were in confusion. Theirs had been the 
wrong kind of religion which had made a 
kind of idol of the ark. When it failed them, 
they had fallen back into the idolatry of 
their neighbors who worshipped Baals and 
Ashtoreths, local deities that were supposed 
to give fertility to their lands and to their 



cattle. This was the infection of false relig- 
ion and immorality to which the Israelites 
were constantly succumbing. They were like 
people on a hill-slope. As soon as they ceased 
to climb towards the mountain peak of the 
pure worship of Jehovah, they slid down into 
the n:orass of idolatry. 

In this time of confusion and depression 
Samuel strode to the front. His message was 
unmistabakly clear. If you want God, show 
that you really want him. Give him the sol- 
itary place of honor which is rightfully his. 
Away with these local gods and goddesses 
and their symbols. "Prepare your hearts 
unto the Lord and serve him only." Samuel's 
tone was stem and uncompromising. "If ye 
dc return unto the Lord," — are you sure 
that you mean it? — "put away the strange 
gods" — ^give some clear proof that your la- 
ments are genuine. "Prepare your hearts 
unto the Lord" — do not suppose that a fickle, 
uncertain mood is of any use to you. Be 
thorough. Then there will be hope for you — 
"He vsdll deliver you out of the hand of the 
I'hilis tines. " 

The root of national morale is found in the 
attitude of a nation to God. That was Sam- 
uel's message. Begin there. Reverse your 
life, purify your worship, get back to the real 
God. Nothing can be done till that is done. 
— E. 0. Gillie. 



Sunday School Song Books for South America 



Rev. George P. Howard, Sunday School 
Secretary for Argentina and Uruguay, repre- 
senting the World's Sunday School Associa- 
tion, is in America on furlough, and while 
here is making a special effort to finance the 
printing of a Sunday school: song book in 
Spanish for there is nothing of the kind, with 
notes, in that language. 

"Fifty-five years ago," said Mr. Howard, 
"the first Spanish Sunday school in South 
America was started in the city of Buenos 
Aires. It was a small beg'inning, eight or ten 
children meeting in a private house. Today 
there are 110 Sunday schools in that city 
with an average attendance of nearly 7,000 
per Sunday. The good work has spread until 
there are 250 schools in the rest of Argentina, 
about 40 in Uruguay and over 1000 in Brazil. 
The west coast can also give a good account 
of itself. 

"A good collection of about 150 Spanish 
Sunday school songs has gTadually grown up, 
many of them translations or adaptations of 
some of the best songs used in America. Biit 
as yet we do not have a book with the music 
of these songs in it. When a superintendent 
announces a hymn, the organist must find tie 
music in some English song book of which he 
will have at hand sometimes as many as five 
or six different books. Think of how well 
equipped American Sunday schools are in this 
respect! Nearly every denomination has its 
own Sunday school hymnal, beautifully 
printed and well bound. We are poverty- 



stricken in this respect on the mission field. 
The money has never been available for an 
edition of our song book with the music. It 
is an expensive undertaking. Doing the work 
in the most economical way will make it nec- 
essary to have in hand at least $800. But we 
must have this book. We must not continue any 
longer without this invaluable asset to Sun- 
day school work. Think of Jhe many homes 
where there is an organ or a piano where this 
book would at once become a favorite. It 
would not be possible to exaggerate the tre- 
mendous impulse it would give gospel song- 
singing all over Spanish speaking South 
America. ' ' 

Mr. Howard will soon be returning to his 
field of labor in the Argentine and Uruguay: 
He writes that he has received from friends 
and Sunday school groups about $350 toward 
this worthy object. Doubtless many of our 
readers will want to help give the thousands 
of Spanish-speaking chidren of South Amer- 
ica this song book for which Mr. Howard 
pleads. Contributions may be sent to the 
office of the World's Sunday School Associa- 
tion, 216 Metropolitan Tower, New Tork 
City. 



Have y.ou realized your possibilities? Faith 
in God is intended to lead a man to do his 
best. One who loves the Lord Jesus Christ 
has no right to have any other ideal but 
this. — Methodist Protestant. 



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J. A. GAIIBEB, President 
J. F. Locke, Associate 
Ashland, OUo. 



Our Young People at Work 

(Toungf People's Topics in The Angelus by C. Li. Anspach). 



GLADYS M. SPICE 
General Secretary 
Canton, Ohio. 



The Best We Have 



Christ wants the best. He in the far-off ages 
Once claimed the firstling of the flock, the 
linest of the wheat; 
And still He asks His own with gentlest 
pleading 
To lay their highest hopes and brightest 
talents at His feet. 
He'll not forget the feeblest service, humblest 
love, 
He only asks that of our store we give 
Him. 

The best we have. 

Christ gives the best. He takes the hearts wo 
offer 
And fills them with His glorious beauty, 
joy and peace. 
And in His service we are growing stronger, 



The calls to grand achievement still in- 
crease. 
The richest gifts for us on earth, or in heav- 
en above 
Are hid in Christ. In Jesus we receive 
The best we have. 

And is our best too much? O friends let us 
remember 
How once our Lord poured out His soul for 
us. 
And in the prime of His mysterious man- 
hood 
Gave up His precious life upon the cross! 
The Lord of Lords, by whom the worlds were 
made. 
Through bitter grief and tears gave us 
The best we have. 

— Selected. 



Peas in the Christian Endeavor Pod 

By Charles W. Abbot, Service Superintendent 

VII PATIENCE 



Impatience is possibly one of the greatest 
failings of the C. E. members and will be one 
of the hardest facts to overcome. We are so 
inclined to think that if we were doing a 
particular job we could do it so much quick- 
er than the one mat is doing it and become 
very impatient for the finish of it. We should 
have patience with our training and prepara- 
tion for any particular work and know that a 
little more time often means much better 
preparation. Then we are impatient with thoss 
who are our helpers. It may be that if we 
were the helpers instead of the leaders we 
might be the same way. I have seen leaders 
who were very impatient when the meeting 
dragged a little, and plainly showed it, when 
they should have tactfully drawn out the 
members to more taking part. Patience is a 
virtue and one that every one of us should 
cultivate. Let us be patient and charitably in- 
clined to those who do not seem to take up 
the work as readily as we think they should 
and on the other hand study them that we 
may. be able to kindly suggest where they 
can better their efficiency. 

VIII PERSEVERANCE 

It is a true statement that "nothing suc- 
ceeds like success." It is equally true that 
"nothing perseveres like perseverance." This 
is a very needful quality in Christian En- 
deavorers. I have found that unless we are 
"rooted and grounded in the faith" we are 
likely to be discouraged and then is when we 
must stick to the best that is within us, live 
close to Him, remember the first line of the 
pledge and press on for the reward is only to 
those that persevere. If you find it hard to 
speak in public, persevere in trying. If you 
find it hard to influence those that you love 
to accept the One whom you know and love. 



then persevere, for the faithful, and ' ' fervent 
prayer of the righteous man availeth much." 
If you have given your life to a definite work 
and the opening looks far away, then per- 
severe, hold fast, for how do you know but 
that this very delay is to try your faith and 
patience. This topic particularly is to the 
young. God will bless PEESEVERANCE. 
Dayton, Ohio. 



JUNIOR ENDEAVOR 

By Lois Frazier 



Jesus Helping Others 
Mark 5:21-24, 35-42 

( Topic for Ma.rch 2) 

For the Leader: 

This is a Consecration Meeting and the 
third of a series of studies in the life of 
Christ. 

Announce to the children the week before 
that they are to tell, at the meeting, of one 
of the instances when Jesus helped someone. 
Let this be a response to the roll call. 

If possible, let the chairs be arranged in a 
circle so that the meeting may be less for- 
mal in character. 

Impress upon the children the fact that 
Jesus was most eager to be helpful to t'he 
sick and poor. He did not help only his spe- 
cial friends. 

One of the finest things that is said of him 
is that "He went about doing good." 
Questions to Be Answered: 

1. How can we help others by our silence? 

2. When is our speech more helpful than si- 
lence. 

3. WTiere does Jesus tell us to help widows 
and orphans'? Jas. 1:27. 

4. How did Jesus help a rich young man? 



5. What does a Boy or Girl Scout promise to 

do every day? 
G. How does a Junior Christian Endeavorer 

promise, by the pledge, to be helpful? 
7. What one thing can I do to be helpful to 

somebody tomorrow? 
Some Thoughts About Helpfulness: 

If we wish to help people we must help 
them in the way they will enjoy — not always 
in the way we, ourselves most enjoy. 

— That best portion of a good man's life 
His little, nameless, unremembered acts of 

kindness and of love. — Robert Browning. 

My friend's are little lamps to me » 

Their radiance warms and cheers my ways. 
And all my pathway dark and lone. 
Is brightened by their rays. 

I try to keep them bright by faith 
And never let them dim with doubt, 
For every time I lose a friend, 
A little lamp goes out. 

And so, if my friends mean this to me, I 
will try to be such a friend to others. 

Lifting the Little Burden 

On her way from her music lesson Beth met 
her mother going home from a shopping ex- 
pedition laden with several parcels. 

' ' Oh, Mother, let me take that big pack- 
age ! ' ' she said. 

"If you will take the little bundles, it will 
be a greater help. It is hard to keep hold 
of small packages." 

It is often more helpful than we realize to 
lend a hand with the little burdens, which 
someone else has to bear. Like the little par- 
cels, they are often just the things that make 
the journey hard. The mere feeling that 
someone wants to help, makes burdens lighter. 

In a railway carriage a most obliging man, 
when the train stopped and a rough and 
tumble boy got out, saw a box where the boy 
'had been sitting, and called out, "Take your 
bundle with you; don't leave it here." And 
he threw it out of the" window. A lady near 
him said, ' ' Ah, young man, what are you do- 
ing? Those are my best go-to-meeting- 
clothes." 

You see, he had been trying to help, but it 
was a pity he had not thought a little more 
carefully first. 

A quiet, good man, viiio had helped a great 
many people in little and in big ways, had 
died. A little girl who had known how kind 
and helpful he had always been, said 
thoughtfully, "Oh, Mother, how happy the 
angels must be to have him with them!" 
Some Daily Readings: 
M., Feb. 25. Jesus' First Miracle 

John 2:1-11 
26. Helping the Sick, Matt. 4:23-25 
27. Helping Weak Faith. 

Luke 8:22 25 

28. Helping a Widow. Luke 7:11-17 

29. Helpful Example. 
John 13-12-17 

1. Helping the Dying 

Luke 23:39-43 



T., 


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THE BBETHREN EVANGELIST 



FEBRUARY 20, 1924 



Send Home Missionary Funds to 

WUililAM Ji. GEARHART, 

Home BUnalonary SeeretarT', 

$06 AmerlcEin Bid?., Dayton, Oblo. 



MISSIONS 



Send Foreign Mission Funds to 

LOmS S. BATTMAK 

Flmaiiclul Secretary Forelgit Board, 

13S0 B. Third St., Ixine Beach, California 



Under the Northern Dipper. 

By C. F. Yoder 



A few years ago a daily paper at Kio 
Cuarto, Argentina advocated the sending of 
missionaries to the United States, giving a 
lynching story as proof fhat the inhabitants 
there are savages. Such stories are always 
exaggerated by reporters abroad as well as 
at home, and missionaries are often made to 
blush with shame for their own country- 
men. That is the way I feel also when I 
find fellow church members who are supposed 
to be examples of the Gospel that sets men 
free (John 8:34-36) and yet are in veritable 
slavery to evil habits sutfh as I mentioned in 
my last letter. How must our Savior feel 
about such representatives? He knew that 
there would be such (Matt. 7:22, 23) but he 
knew also that there would be others more 
faithful. Truly the work of the Lord is a 
work of patience (2 Tim. 2:24) and it is a 
comfort to know that "the Lord is patient" 
(2 Pet. 3:9). But certainly it is time that 
judgment should begin at the house of 
God" (1 Pet. 4:17). 

It was my privilege to visit on January 
16t'h one of the first and beat of our churches 
in the central west, Carleton, Nebraska. And 
here I found what I am finding everywhere 
— the explanation of why with all our suc- 
cessful revival meetings the total member- 
ship of the church seems to increase so slow- 
ly. The members are moving, and moving to 
places where there^ are no Brethren churches. 
We 'have the same difficulty to meet in Ar- 
gentina, but as there most towns have no 
churches whatever, it is common for our iso- 
lated members to make propaganda and form 
centers for a new work. 

In Carleton I spoke to the church, to the 
Sisters' Society and to the High Schools of 
which Brother Kemper is the respected prin- 
cipal. Some of the older veterans of the 
church have been called to their reward since 
my visit six years ago, but some fine young 
people are coming on and with a beautiful 
and well eqixipped church building, the con- 
gregation is doing good work. 

The next congregation visited was Beaver 
City. Brother Watson was helping in a 
union evangelistic meeting and feared that 
it might not be a good time for the visit, 
but the result proved, as always that mis- 
sions and evangelism helps one another. No 
missionary fears an evangelistic meeting, nor 
need the meeting fear the missionary. 1 
spoke at our church in the morning to the 
Brethren congregation, and in the afternoon 
to a meeting for men only and in the even- 
ing at the Presbyterian church to the union 
meeting. There was good interest at all the 
meetings and not only that but a fine spirit 
of co-operation' among the pastors in up- 
holding the standard of Christian living. A 
Mr Mills and wife were conducting the song 
service in a very able way. Here I met an 
aged brother w'ho has remembered the For- 
eign Mission Board in his will, — a splendid 



way of continuing to serve the Lord even 
after being called to rest. 

From Beaver City I was driven to Norton 
where I visited old Brother and Sister Stray- 
er. I found them reading The Evangelist. 
From there I took the train to Smith Center 
and there Brother Deeter met me and we 
drove twenty miles to Portis. Automobiles 
are a great institution. However, sometimes 
one wishes for the day of the perfected air- 
plane. The Brethren churches are not all on 
the main line. In passing from Beaver City 
to Portis I had to leave to one side several 
good buildings used as Brethren churches a 
few years ago, but now abandoned for lack 
of sufEieient people. It is the problem of the 
niral church in an age of automobiles. What 
standing committee is there in the church to 
care for that problem? What pastor of iso- 
lated members to shepherd them all? 

We arrived in Portis just in time to take 
part in a "Teacher's and Parent's Meet- 
ing. ' ' Portis is showing a true community 
spirit. I spoke twice at the church and 
again to the school and also had the pleasure 



of listening to a public lecture on ' ' Co-oper- 
ation in the Community." The mayor of the 
town was present each time and gave an ex- 
ample of interest in the moral welfare of the 
community that all public officials might 
well imitate. We have a fine church in Por- 
tis, well worth the effort to visit it. I wish 
the world were full of faithful Brethren such 
as I found in Kansas and Nebraska. I did 
not yet have the lantern and slides but carry 
a large number of photographs to show our 
work in Argentina. Neither have I pressed 
the matter of collections, as the trip is in- 
tended to increase the Easter offering rather 
than diminish it. The offerings received 
thus far are as follows: Hamlin, $9.00; Falls 
City, $13.45; Carleton, $16.86; Beaver City, 
$8.02; Portis, $12.47. Besides Besaver City 
gave $3.00 in cash and $56.00 in pledges to- 
ward a church building in Buenos Aires and 
Portis gave $20.52 in cash and $10 in pledges. 
These offerings are twice blessed for they 
bless the givers and the receivers. 

My face is now turned toward Iowa, the 
state that has an automobile for every five 
inhabitants'. Will that mean much money 
for missions also? 

C. F. YODBE. 



Argentina Bible Coach 

From a letter by Domingo Reino (translation) 



Dear Brother Yoder: 

We are now in full campaign. Thanks to 
God who has permitted tis to hear the mes- 
sage of the love of God. The first day of our 
journey we found a woman eager to learn 
the Gospel. We remained several hours and 
taught the family. We believe that the 
woman will give herself to the Lord. When 
we went on we found a family interested in 
spiritualism and we remained an hour and a 
half to teach them the Gospel. They now 
have a Bible. 

When we arrived at the new town of 
.Taguelas we found a Mohammedan. While 
talking to him of Christ a priest came up 
with a cigaret in his mouth and said that we 
are false teaeihers. I said to him, "It seems 
strange to me that you, pretending to be a 
spiritual father, are giving an example of 
vice to this crowd of children who will learn 
to poison themselves w-ith cigarettes also." 
He became furious and dared me into the 
street to fight. We spoke calmly but firmly, 
showing him from the Bible that Christ pro- 
hibits that kind of conduct. He was put to 
shame, but I am sure that if he would have 
had power to cut our throats he would have 
done so. He spoke insultingly of Christ and 
his blood, but I reproved him strongly. 

Brother Sotola and I are very strongly 
united in spirit and we pray for you every 
day. We are going slowly for it takes time 
to talk to all the families'. The Lord has al- 
ready opened many doors in Sampacho. Let 
us pray much for these families. 

On all sides wherever we go we find peo- 



ple who say t'hey have heard the Gospel from 
your lips in Bio Ouarto and that gives us 
great joy. We have plenty of Bibles yet but 
we need more tracts. We are laboring, not 
just to sell Bibles, but to give a faithful tes- 
timony to the people. We tell them plainly 
of their danger if they resist Christ. 

In Sampacho four rich men, inspired by 
the priest, offered themselves to get rid of 
us either by ambush or by hired agents. We 
are ready to give our testimony for Christ 
by death if necessary, but, praise the Lord, 
nothing happened to us and on the contrary 
there are many who have invited us to come 
back again. We are ready to go wherever 
we may be sent. ' ' 



FKOM A LETTER BY FREDEEIOO 
SOTOIiA 

Brother Sotola is a young Checo-Eslova- 
quian who has taken my place with the auto 
Bible Coach which is carrying the Gospel ^o 
towns that are yet without pastors. He has 
a fine family at Laboulaye and is doing 
splendid work with the Coach. — C. F. Yoder. 

' ' We have now reached Sampacho. (A 
town of 3000 thirty miles southeast of Eio. 
Cuarto). On the way we sold some Bibles tO' 
colonists, mainly Tirolese Austrians noted 
for their fanatacism and ignorance. 

This town has given us a very good im- 
pression. The people receive the tracts well 
and we can talk to them. 

Our house-on-wheels was welcomed by a 
family to whom we are trying to be useful, 
teaching them of Christ. We ask you. 



FEBRUARY 20, 1024 



THE BRETHREN EVANGELIST 



PAGE 13 



brother, that you pray for us and the work 
we may do that it may all be to the honor 
of the Master. The Lord is guiding us and 
we are thinldng how precious it would be to 



have a permanent work here. The town is 
large and it will require some days to teach 
from house to house. How much we need to 
put in practice Matthew 9:48. You are far 



from us but we are the same distance from 
the Lord. United or separated, near or far 
away we know Philippians 3:20, 21." 

FREDERICO SOTOLA. 



NEWS FROM THE FIELD 



MITNCIE MISSION, MUNCIE, IND. 

"Forward" seems to be the motto of all 
the auxiliaries of the Muncie Mission. Our 
church is so located that we have wonderful 
opportunities for growth. 

During 11123 our Sunday school showed an 
increase of lifty per cent over the previous 
year; and a determinea effort is being made 
to maintain at least the same rate of increase 
during the present year. The first of July, 
1923, the Sunday School Superintendent re- 
quested each class to make a pledge fur the 
Building Fund, the same to be paid the last 
Sunday in December. About $530.00 was 
pledged at that time. On December 23rd 
when the classes redeemed their pledges, 
$985.00 was received for the Building Fund. 
We are anticipating equally great things for 
the Sunday School this year. 

We began our revival meeting on December 
24th, under the efficient and consecrated lead- 
ership of Rev. Elmer C. Miller of South Bend, 
lud. Evangelist Miller has had wonderful 
success 3.S an evangelist and he has few 
equals in his field of service. We believe that 
a congregation is fortunate who is able to 
secure his services in an Evangelistic Cam- 
paign. He and his good wife are enthusiastic 
workers, tireless in their efforts, and thorough- 
ly consecrated in their work. We are unable 
to evaluate at this time the good done and 
the fruits to be garnered later from the ef- 
forts put forth under his leadership. Morning 
prayer meetings were held at the homes and 
another prayer service proceeded the even- 
ing meetings; and prayers were answered as 
we had never experienced before, several 
coming into the church for whom we had been 
praying for over a year. There were fifty 
nine conversions during the meetings, six 
came later — just after the meetings closed, 
making a total of sixty-five confessions as a 
direct result of this two weeks' meeting. At 
the present writing thirty-two have been bap- 
tized and five received by letter; of this 
number fifteen are adults. Several others have 
signified their intention of yet coming into 
the church. 

We consider tnis meeting one of the best 
we have e\ er had, and the turning point in 
the history of the Brethren Church in Mun- 
cie. With new, energetic young people com- 
ing into the church, the work is going to bo 
easier, and. the desired results more quickly 
attained. 

We were very, fortunate during these meet- 
ings to have the splenc'id co-operation and 
support of the Sunday school orchestra with 
us every evening. This orchestra is a part of 
the regular equipment of the Sunday school 
and is on the job every Sunday morning and 
for many other special occasions. Few 
churches are blessed with such a good and 
faithful orchestra. 



We ask interest in the prayers of the 
brotherhood that the members of the Muncie 
Mission may continue their work with un- 
abated vigor. 

Mrs. Arthur R. Baer, Corresponding Secre- 
tary. 



HUDSON, IOWA 

It has been some time since the readers of 
the Evangelist have had the privilege of read- 
ing news items from Hudson. I suppose this 
is because wc do not look upon the duty of 
reporting the work of the Church to the 
paper as one so necessary, hence we let it 
go by. This has been our position almost ever 
since we have been in Hudson. Since our last 
report we have had to contend with sickness, 
surgery, hospital bills, physicians' expense 
and many other things too numerous to men- 
tion. These all add new responsibilities and 
call one out into new activities all of which 
take every spare moment, and yet our woik 
is succeeding as well as we can expect. We 
are now in the latter part of the first half 
of our third year's work here. We are glad 
to say. that we have never worked in a field 
where we have been more at home than here 
with these people. A more sympathetic, kind- 
hearted, considerate people we have never 
worked with than the people of the Breth- 
ren constituency at Hudson. 

All who are acquainted with conditions 
peou.iar to this place know it is a hard task 
to make things succeed, as is possible in a 
more undeveloped field. Changes are taking 
place which do not help the religious status 
of Hudson and yet the Brethren Church here 
ranks well with other religious institutions of 
the conununity. While unfavorable conditions 
exist opportunities for the Church are pre- 
senting themselves frequently. Since we last 
reported the work here we have received ten 
into the church and granted letters to four. 
The interest of the church activities are hold 
ing up to the former plane and in some ways 
are above what they have been. Last fall 
from September to November we had a series 
of special days which proved very interesting 
and inspired the church to greater activity. 
The homecoming feature of these special ser- 
vices was one that should not bo overlooked. 
A very large attendance was present and 
greetings came from long distances. Some 
from Canada and some from California. 
Others came from Wyoming, Minnesota and 
many, from Iowa. Waterloo showed the larg- 
est number of folks who had once lived here 
and worked in the church. Father's Day was 
of unusual interest and the men took hold 
of the service and pushed it through to a 
success that had not been surpassed by any 
other service of the year. Space will not per- 
mit us to mention the other days but the 
plans -were to work up to a ten days ' evange- 



listic meeting which would culminate in De- 
cision Day the last Sunday. When these spe- 
cial services began the weather did too, and 
we had the worst weather and roads we had 
had during the entire fall. Thus our aims 
were not accomplished as we had hoped. In 
July we conducted our Vocational Bible 
School which \vas the second one while we 
have been here. The work of the teachers de- 
serve commendation .because of the splendid 
service they rendered. The spirit of those 
who have helped the cause in teaching has 
been fine. We had an attendance of about 
seventy five. This is not as many as we had 
last year but the shortage was largely with 
the intermediates, many of whom had found 
employment and others had gone from the 
community. We are planning another two 
weeks' school next June. 

Every special day of the church calendar 
has had special recognition both with the na- 
ture of the worship and sermon as well as 
the offering made. Our offerings have not 
averaged up with some of the larger congre- 
gations and there have been instances when 
we should have given more, but yet those 
who are our givers will measure up to the 
average Brethren member in any other con- 
gregation. 

The Christmas Sunday school service was 
the last special service we have had. It was 
well attended and the White Gift offering ex- 
ceeded that of last year. Hudson has some 
problems that are purely Hudson and the fu- 
ture depends entirely upon how Hudson 
solves these problems. These problems are not 
in the way of seisms and divisions in the 
church for such conditions do not exist here. 
We feel like thanking God for that. We have 
some special plans we hope to carry, through 
the remainder of the year and hope that they 
can be accomplished and help solve some of 
our great problems. May our ambition always 
be to become a larger factor in Christ's field 
and service in His kingdom. 

L. A. MYERS. 



REVIVAL AT MTJLVANE, KANSAS 

It was the writer's privilege to conduct a 
revival meeting for three weeks, January 5th 
to 2Sth, at the above named place, where 
Thomas F. Howell is the faithful pastor. 

In spite of all the opposition, we had a suc- 
cessful meeting. The cold weather and sick- 
ness at the very beginning made us wonder 
whether we should go on with the meetings. 
But the weather warmed up a little and ar- 
rangements were made in the homes to care 
for the sick, also to keep the radiators from 
freezing up. This manifested a great interest 
in the salvation of lost souls. The meetings 
continued during the disagreeable weather, 
at different times it snowed, rained and 
hailed. 



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FEBRUARY 20, 1924 



During; the last week of the meeting a thief 
broke in tue church and stole the gas tank 
for the lights. It was replaced by a new one 
in a few days. Mrs. Rush went with me to 
help in the singing, lead prayer meetings 
and do personal work, but she only attended 
a few meetings and took sick for two weeks. 
However we had good Methodist friends who 
helped us out in music and directing the song 
service. 

Surely, the Gospel is the power of God unto 
salvation. Before the meetings closed, thirty- 
two came to the front, twenty-four were 
baptized and added to the church. The spirit 
of the meeting was just glorious. It was bap- 
tized in prayer and all had a mind to learn. 
They had a great burden for the salvation of 
dear ones. And were ready to do anything 
they were called upon to do. Many mothers 
with aching hearts were made glad wheu 
they, saw husband, son or daughter come to 
the altar repenting of their sins, weeping as 
if their hearts would break. 

Sometimes we underestimate the value of 
rural churches, for some reason, but it is be- 
lieved that some of our best men in the min- 
istry and our missionaries come from small 
spiritual churches, and they deserve good pas- 
tors. The Mulvane Bethel Church had pros- 
pects of sending out many of their young 
people into the field of service for the Mas- 
ter. The victorious revival is only the result 
of faithful preaching of the Gospel by the 
pastor. The first one to come to the front 
was a mother who was deeply impressed by 
a sermon preached on Mother's Day some 
time ago. They have a good parsonage with 
six acres of ground near the city. What they 
need now is more room and better Sunday 
school equipment. They are willing to work, 
but on account of so many crop failures are 
not able to prosper as they like to. We are 
very thankful for all they did for us. 

They request the prayers of all Christian 
people. 
Charles W. Rush. Pastor of Ft. Scott Mission. 



MEMORIAL SERVICE HELD FOR 
WILSON 

728 Quebec St., N. W., 

Washington, D. C, 
February 14, 1924. 

Last Sunday the Capital City was visited 
by a snow storm. Mrs. Johnson and myself 
were both indisposed and, owing to the in- 
clemency of the weather did not venture out 
to the Brethren services at our own church. 

A special memorial service was held for 
our late President Woodrow Wilson, at the 
Central Presbyterian church, this city, by its 
pastor, the Rev. James H. Taylor, where Mr. 
Wilson attended during tiis administration. 
Mrs. .Johnson and myself took advantage of 
the opportunity to hear every word of the 
service by radio in our home. Some of the 
things we heard: 

The service \^'ias opened by singing, "Praise 
God from Whom all Blessings Flow;" fol- 
lowed by a short prayer by Mr. Taylor. This 
followed by singing, "How Firm a Founda- 
tion." Then, reading of Psalms 84, also 
reading from the fourth chapter of Philip- 
pians, beginning at the fourti. verse; and 
from Second Timothy, fourth chapter, begin- 



ning at verse six. Then followed the hyuui, 
No. 697 in their hynanal, "In the Hour of 
Trials. ' ' Next the offering; then a solo, and 
then hymn No. 99 in their hymnal, "The 
Day is Dark in the West." 

Next was Mr. Taylor's text: 2nd Samuel, 
chapter three, verse thirty-eight: "Know ye 
not that there is a prince and a great man 
fallen this day in Israel. ' ' 

Woodrow Wilson was iiated as immortal by 
the Rev. Taylor. 

He first depicted the private and public 
character of Mr. Wilson in the highest eulo- 
gistic terms. Intimate observations of the 
man in church and at his home were taken 
as examples of his sterling qualities. 

He then depicted his spiritual devotion as 
follows: "He was always a true Presbyter- 
ian, the pastor said. He continued : ' ' He 
came to church to worship; not merely to ob- 
serve a custom, but to find comfort and 
strength for his spiritual life. He was in 
every sense of the word a Christian gentle- 
man. He was an elder in the church and rec- 
ognized that office as one of dignity and 
honor. 

' ' Mr. Wilson Wias deeply reverential in his 
worship. He gave the most careful attention 
to the reading of the Scriptures and the 



TO PRAY 

To pray — not ask an alms of fate. 
Nor be, nor placate, but to bring 
An offering, to give myself, 
For this is prayer. 

To pray — not toward the earth or sky, 
But to that Friend within my, soul. 
To that strong Life I feel so near. 
The God in me. 

To pray — not for tne gain of it. 
But for the joy of it. To laugh. 
To weep with God, to learn His call. 
And answer back. 

To pray — to hope, to fear, to fail. 
And then, when all is lost, save prayer, 
O soul of mine, to pray again, 
And then be strong! 

— Hugh Robert Orr. 



preaching of the sermon. He always joined 
in the singing of the hymns and would often 
step out of 'his pew to give a hymn book to 
someone who may have come in later. He 
himself was very punctual. 

During the war he insisted that his pew be 
divided with soldiers on leave, and often 
privates and non-commissioned officers were 
seated next to their Commander-in-Chief. 

"He was human in his relationships and 
had that wonderful gift of great men, iu 
that he was able to make you feel comfort- 
able in his presence. 

"It was his devotion to the GREAT 
IDEAL OF PEACE to which he had already 
dedicated his life that had much to do with 
his final illness and death. He had dedi- 
cated himself to a great cause, and was will- 
ing to pay the price with his life. 

' ' There is something wonderfully triumph- 
ant about his departure, for in it all, apart 
from the tragic illness, he passed out, leav- 
ing behind the most remarkable contribution 



to the peace of the world that the world has 
had since the first century of the Christian 
era. 

' ' While he himself is gone his spirit and 
his great ideals remain. Vdolence, criticism 
and abuse will not destroy them. 

E. L. JOHNSON. 



NEWS OF THE COLLEGE 

The semester examinations are over and 
some of the students are happy over the re- 
sults and some are not. Several had to drop 
out before the "exams" or just after, be- 
cause they could not keep up their work. 
But as a rule the students are faithful and 
serious minded relative to their work here. 

Ai-rangements for the itinerary of the 
Girls ' Glee Club into Pennsylvania have gone 
forward. We have now some six dates and 
as soon as the other churches which have 
been approached respond, I will announce tne 
dates and churches. 

Already they have been to Nankin, Hayes- 
ville, and Polk, and have accepted an invi- 
tation to furnish the entertainment for a big 
celebration at Plymouth, towns near Ash- 
land. Letters from the places already served 
indicate that their program pleased the au- 
diences. The progi-ams are always dignified 
and high toned. 

Suitable services commemorating the pass- 
ing of Woodrow Wilson have been held both 
at the Sunday church service and at the 
Chapel hour. Dr. L. L. Garber giving an es- 
timate of his life at the latter service. 

Professor Wolford went recently to Me- 
dina county to act as a judge in an intra- 
county debate. 

Professor J. A. Garber attended recently 
the meeting of the National Religious Educa- 
tion Association in Chicago. 

Dr. Shively is holding a meeting for 
Brother Vanator in Canton which will last 
several weeks. 

A week ago I visited the church of Elwood 
Rowsey in Toledo and spoke before a num- 
ber of his men at their bi-weekly luncheon. 
He has a great work there and has made the 
churches of that city take notice. It was a 
genuine pleasure to note the energy he has 
put into his work there. 

Rev. B. F. Owen recently paid the Col- 
lege a visit. He purchased furniture for the 
private office of Professor Wolford. Now all 
of the offices are equipped. 

State inspection has been put off until a 
later date but ought to come within the pres- 
ent month. 

The Summer School announcements are on 
the press. If interested white for a copy. 

The recital of the special departments last 

Monday evening drew the usual large crowd. 

EDWIN E. JACOBS. 



REPORT OF RECEIPTS FOB HOIHil MIS- 
SIONS DURING THE FOURTH 
QUARTER OF 1923 

M Membership in Home Guard. 

Mr. & Mrs. A. C. Smith, Dayton, O. . . 1.00 

Br. Ch., Mexico, Ind 47.32 

Br. Ch., New Enterprise, Pa 18.00 

Br. Ch. (CoUege Corner, Wabash, Ind. 21.58 

L. T. Burkett, Dayton, O M 200.00 

Br. Ch. (Yellow Creek), Pa 19.00 

Br. Ch., W. Alexandria, 31.41 

Br. Ch., Teegarden, Ind 9.40 



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Br. S. S., New Lebanon, 5.00 

Br. Ch., (West Homer) Homer- 

ville, 8.50 

Br. Oh., I'lora, Ind 27.81 

Lee Myer M 5.00 

Lester rife M 5.00 

E. A. Myer M 5.00 

Mrs. John Seiber M 5.00 

B. T. Burnworth M 5.0U 

Frank Clingenpeel M 5.00 

Loyal Workers S. S. Class it 30.14 

Class No. 12 M 5.95 

Class No. 17 M 9.0fi 

W. M. S M 25.00 

Br. Gh., Hamlin, Kans 35.85 

W. M. S M 25.00 

G. F. Berkley M 20.00 

B. M. Berkley M 15.00 

Mrs. J. J. Burger M 10.00 

Claud Studebaker M 10.00 

Delta Alpha Bible Class M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. C. E. Blanchard M 5.00 

G. U. Hess M 5.00 

S. I. Miller M 5.00 

G. W. Alowell M 5.00 

Interest '. . 4.82 

Total $6302.36 

Kentucky Fund 

* Horse for Kentucky workers, 
t Building Fund for Myers ' Hall addition, 
Riverside Institute. 

t Water s,upply system for Kentucky. 

G. E. Society, Warsaw, Ind., M $25.00 

*C. E. Society, Whittjer, Cal., M 8.77 

1st Ch., Phila. Pa., Loyal Workers' 

* Bible Class, M 10.00 

*A Friend, Meyersdale, Pa., M 25.00 

Mrs. JuUa Penny, Dayton, O., 50 

Children's Div. S. S., N. Manchester, 

Indiana, M 75.00 

Br. Ch., La V,erne, Cal., 92.25 

Walton Eversole, Krypton, Ky., 15.00 

Mrs. Julia Penny, Dayton, O., 1.00 

Mrs. C. J. Hites, West Salem, O., . . M 5.00 

tPri. Dept. S. S., Long Beach, Cal., M 36.00 

Lilia McCann, Cameron, W. Va., ..M 11.00 

*Mrs. K. Toms & Sister, Los Angeles, M 10.00 

Mrs. E. Boring Thomville, O., M 5.00 

Mrs H. S. Enslow, Ottawa, Kans., ... .50 

Mrs. D. A. Young, Lost Creek, Ky., M 5.00 

W. M. S., Wooster, O., M 5.00 

Mrs. E. Donovan, Modesta, Cal., . . .M 2.50 
Mr. & Mrs. L. B. Smith, Beiattyville, 

Ky., M 10.00 

Mr. & Mrs. J. E. Millheiser, Eldorado, 

Kans., M 10.00 

Br. Ch., Lost Creek, Ky., 54.25 

Matilda C. Antram, New Salem, Pa., M 5.00 

Class 5, Middle Branch, O., M 25.00 

Mr. & Mrs. E. Grise, Damascus, O., . .M 5.00 

Mrs. Lucy Metz, Sibley, Iowa, M 5.00 

Mrs. A. M. Thompson, Portland, Ore., M 5.00 

Mrs. A. Walter, LakeviUe, Ind., M 5.00 

Elnora Fike-, Terra Alta, W. Va., M 10.00 

Ella Geidlinger, N. Canton, O., M 5.00 

M. W., J. W. & Angeline Eikenberry, 

Kokomo, Ind., M 1.00 

E. Eliza. Gnagey, Oiak Park, in., . .M 5.00 

Lenna Evans, Claypool, Ind., M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. E. Ormsby, Oswego, Ind., M 5.00 

Br. Oh., Listie, Pa., ■ 2.00 

Lucie Saylor, Listie, Pa., M 5.00 

Bay D. Conrad, Butler, O., M 5.00 

Mrs. Nancy Conrad, Butler, O., 1.00 

Mrs. L. J. Eipple, Johnstown, Pa., . .M 5.00 

J. M. & Mary E. Bowman, Harrison- f 

burg, Va., M 12.50 

Emma Garber, Leon, Iowa, M 5.00 

H. E. Woife, Manteca, Cal., M 5.00 

Mrs. Eoy Decker, Augusta, Mich., 1.00 

Mrs. A. 0. Martin, Waynesboro, Pa., M 3.00 

Mrs. G. A. Will, Eockwood, Pa., . . .M 2.50 

Br. Ch., McLouth, Kans., 2.00 

Br. Ch., Oakville, Ind., 32.50 

Frank Swiain, M 5.00 

S. Lowman, M 2.50 

0. C. Harry, M 5.00 

Mrs. C. 0. Harry, M 5.00 

Millie Clifford, Hagerty, Tip. City, O., 1.00 

Elizabeth! Hawver, Tip. City, O., 1.00 



*Br. Ch., Eoiuin, Ind., 1.00 

Mrs. Birdie Leslie, M 5.00 

Mildred ShiUing&i-, M 5.00 

E. & M. O. Nininger, Eoanoke, Va., M 20.00 
Mr. & Mrs. G. C. Brumbaugh, HiU 

City, Kans., M 2.00 

Mr. & Mrs. J. Bricker, EossvUlie, Ind.,M 5.00 

Br. Ch., N. Liberty, Ind., 12.85 

B. E. Wise, Middle Branch, O., M 2.5U 

Mrs. E. G. Goode, Harrisonburg, Va.,M 5.00 

Br. Ch., Eoanoke, Ind., 1.00 

0. E. Society, Nappanee, Ind., ....M 55.00 

Anna E. Yarian, Eoann, Ind., M 2.50 

Mr. & Mrs. B. W. Hooks, Kittaning, 

Pa., M 3.00 

Br. Ch., Falls City, Neb., M 5.00 

A. J. MiUer, Berlin, Pa., '. M 10.00 

Br. Ch., Biyan, O., 32.90 

*Hazel Keiser, M 5.00 

Hazel Keiser, M 5.00 

Minnie Schad, M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Joe Kerr, M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. D. A. Erlsten, M 5.00 

E. M. Eiddle & Wife, M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. S. H. Keiser, M 10-00 

Br. Ch., Oak HiU, W. Va., 4.45 

J. P. Horlacher, Waynesboro, Pa.,M 2.00 

E. Mae Minioh, Waynesboro, Pa.,..M 5.00 

Harry A. Miller, Waynesboro, Pa., M 2.50 

A Friend, 10.00 

Br. Oh., Sidney, Ind., 9.64 

Elizabeth Shaffer, M 5.00 

Dula H. Sellers, M 5.00 

Mary J. Heckman, M 9.00 

Mrs. Ancil SeUers, M 10.00 

JMrs. Ancil Sellers, (A Memorial), 50.00 

Edna J. Taber, Long Beach, Gal, . . .M 25.00 

Children's Div. S. S., N. Manchester, 
Ernest & John Myers, N. English, 

Br. Ch., (Gravelton), Ind., 13.10 

Ind., M 28.00 

Br. Ch., Brush Valley, Pa 19.00 

Mrs. C. W. Hooks M 2.S0 

Mrs. Arta Myers, Fostoria, 3.00 

Perry Bowman, Dayton, 25.00 

Br. Ch., Martiiisburg, Pa 10.10 

J. L HaU ■". M 2.50 

J. E. DLlling M 2.50 

D. E. Snyder & Wife M 2.50 

Jr. C. E. Soc, Altoona, Pa M 5.00 

Mrs. W. W. Wertman, Altoona, Pa. . . 5.00 
Golden Eule Bible Class, Al- 
toona, Pa ' M 5.00 

Br. Ch. (Campbell), darks ville, 

Mich 20.00 

Br. Gh., Portis, Kans 5.50 

W. M. S., College Corner, Ind M 5.00 

Br. Ch.. Pleasant Hill, 15.90 

Br. Ch., Washington, D. C 7.U0 

Mrs. H. W. Eobertson 1.00 

Mrs. H. S. Enslow, Ottawa, Kans 50 

Br. Ch., New Lebanon, O. "10.75 

Geo. W. Kinzie M 2.50 

Nora G. Eck M 2.50 

F. J. Weaver M 2.50 

Dora E. Conover M 2.50 

John C. Eck M 5.00 

A Sister, Sandusky, 1.00 

Br. Gh., Turlock, Cal 5.00 

Belle Osborn .M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Ingeval Johnson M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Jas. Belles, Allentown, 

Pa '..M 5.00 

Geo. Silberman ,% Pam. Allentown, M 30.00 

Mrs. A. B. Turner, Allentown, M 5.00 

Br. Gh., Dayton, 8.50 

Eoy H. Kinsey & Family, M 12.50 

Flo. B. Fogarty .' M 2.50 

Ira A. Beeghly M 2.50 

Mr. & Mrs. I. A. Beeghly M 2.50 

D. W. Klepinger & Family M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. N. A. Teeter .M 2.50 

Wesley Baker & Family M 25.00 

E. F. klepinger & Family M 10.00 

Blanch E. Hamburger & daughter 10.00 

Willing Ch. Workers Class M 8.90 

M. Ed'l Fund 

Mrs. Julia Penny 2.0C 

Emily I. Eebert M 5.00 

W. A. Gearhart & Family M 25 00 

T. J. Junk, Wash. C. H., O M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Mieah Hall, Gar- 
win, la M 6.00 



Br. Uh., Cerro Gordo, 111 12.50 

Br. Ch., Clay City, Ind 3.00 

G. E. Society M 5.00 

N. V. Leatherman & Family M 5.00 

Mollie Andrew M 5.00 

Br. Ch., Carleton, Nebr 10.75 

Kate Miller, Portis, Kans 1.00 

Arthur Lynn, Dayton, O M 5.00 

Wm. H. Miller, Mt. Hope, W. Va, M 2.50 

Fanny Plank, Smithville, O M 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. E. K. Steiner, M 5.00 

E. L. Steiner M 5.00 

Mrs. E. A. Eichwine M 5.00 

Mrs. L. S. Kolb, Phila., Pa M 5.00 

fMrs. C. Erahart, Phila., Pa M 4.00 

•j-Mrs. C. J. Hites, West Salem, O. . . IvI 25.00 

Br. Ch., Mexico, Ind 5.00 

Br. Ch., W. Alexanrlria. 2.00 

Golden Eule Bible Gl., Dayton, O. ..M 25.00 

Br. S. S., New Lebanon, 5.00 

Inter. G. E. So., Dayton, O M 5.00 

Boethiau Bible Class, "Dayton, O. . . M 11.00 

Total $1534.45 

WM. A. GEAEHAET. 



Business Manager's Corner 

PUBLICATION DAY OFFEEINa 

This is a partial report of the offerings 
made by the churches on Publication Day. It 
v/ill be observed that many churches have 
not yet sent in a report of their offerings. 

For the offerings received we are duly 
thankful and we only tnist that the churches 
from which we have as yet received no re- 
port will respond with equal liberality and 
thus make this the largest offering the annu- 
al Publication Day has brougiht to the Pub- 
lishing House. 

iiiiie Kemmerly, $ 5.00 

Heni-y E. Klein, i.OQ 

Mrs. D. W. Campbell, I.OO 

Clara J. Niebel, 1.00 

J. W. Beer, 1.00 

Eld. & Mrs. Daniel Crofford, 25.00 

Susan Wyman, i_oo 

Mrs. Eichard Beachy, 100.00 

Middlebranch Brethren Church, 11.11 

Maud Stewart, ,. . 1.50 

Huntington Brethren church, 8.40 

Elkhart Brethren church, 100.00 

M. W. Horner, j.oo 

Isaac Grubb, 5.00 

E. S. Flora, 5.00 

Olga E. Heltman, 5.00 

W. H. Book, 12.00 

Mrs. Mary Gripe, 5.00 

Mary A. Snyder, 5.00 

Hamlin Brethren church, 4.70 

E. and M. O. Nininger, 200.00 

Thomas J. Gibson, 2.OO 

North Liberty Brethren church, 7.40 

Portis Brethren church, 14.03 

David Baker, 10.00 

Nell Zetty, i.oo 

W. H. Miller, 2.OO 

McKee Brethren church, 5. 00 

Lemon Mellinger, 10.00 

Oscar Myers, 2.40 

Scott Eichael, 5.00 

N. P. Eglin, 10.00 

Blanche Hoover, 5. 00 

Mrs. E. G. Goode, i.oo 

Mrs. Emma Garber, 5.00 

Denver Brethren S. S., 6.47 

New Paris S. S., 8.16 

Washington, D. C, S. S., 43.14 



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Ashland Brethren church, 57.50 

Meyersdale Brethren S. S., 39.17 

C. H. Claypool, l.OU. 

Millcdgeville Brethren church, 33.00 

Oak Hill Brethren church, 10.00 

Bryan Brethren church, 50.00 

Gretna Brethren church, :20.5O 

Bethel, Ind., church and S. tj., 13.25 

Listie Brethren ehupch, 5.00 

Mrs. P. M. Fisher Estate, 100.00 

Carlton, Iowa, Brethren church, .... 10.00 

Muncie Brethren church, 10.00 

Third Brethren church, Johnstown, . . 4.50 

Limestone Brethren church, 10.00 

Meyersdale Brethren church, 20.45 

Eound Hill Brethren church, 13.00 

Carletou, Ncbr., Brethren church, . . 27.00 

Rittmau Brethren church, 5.15 

Pleasant Grove Brethren church, . . . 4.75 

Masontown Brethren church, 15.00 

G. G. Brumbaugh, 3.00 

Hagerstown Brethren church, 15.25 

John H. Wine, 3.00 

Ardanoro Brethren church, 10.00 

Now Lebanon Brethren church, 14.85 

Berlin Brethren church, 57.75 

Mrs. Mary Brewer, 1.00 

Sidney Brethren church, 10.90 

Altoona Brethren church, 15.(j5 

Des Moines Bretlu'cn churc'h, 4.29 

Martinsburg Brethren church, 30.95 

St. James Brethren church, G.50 

Samuel HounsheU & Wife, 5.00 

EVANGELIST HONOR KOLL 

The following churches having met the re- 
quirements laid down by The Brethren Pub- 
lishing Company regarding the placing of 
The Brethren Evangelist in the homes of the 
congregations are entitled to a place on The 
Evangelist Honor Roll: 

Church Pastor 

Akron, Ind., (5th Yr.), C. C. Grisso 

Allentown, Pa. (6th Yr.), C. E. Kolb 

Ashland, Ohio, (6th Yr.), .. Charles A. Bame 
Beaver City, Neb., (5th Yr.), J. F. "Watson 
Berne, Ind., (4th Yr.), John F. Pan- 
Buckeye City, O., (3rd Yr.), (Vacant) 

Center Chapel, Ind., (3rd Yr.), W. F. Johnson 
Conemaugh, Pa., (4th Yr.), . . Geo. H. Jones 

Elkhart, Ind., (4th Yr.), W. L Duker 

Fairhaven, O., (6th Yr.), O. C. Starn 

Flora, Ind., (4th Yr.), ... B. T. Burnworth 

Glondale, Ariz., (4th Yr.), . . . 

Goshen, Ind., (4th Yr.), . . H. F. Stuckman 

Gretna, Ohio (6th Yr.), L. E. Bradfield 

Gratis O., (3rd Yr.), J. A. McInturfE 

Hagerstown, Md (4th Yr.), . .G. C. Carpenter 
Hamlin, Kans., (3rd Yr.), Claude Studebaker 
Harrisonburg, Va., (3rd Yr.), . . . (Vacant) 
Huntington, Ind., (4th Yr.), ..H. E. Eppley 
Hudson, Iowa, (4th Yr.), .... L. A. Myers 

Ft. Wayne, Ind., (1st Yr.) 

Johnstown, Pa., (3d Ch.. 3d Yr.), L. G. Wood 
Long Beach, Calif. (6th Yr.), . L. S. Bauman 

Loree, Ind., (5th Yr.), C. A. Stewart 

Martinsburg, Pa. (1st Yr.), J. I. Hall 

Mexico, Ind., (5th Yr.), J. W. Clark 

Morrill, Kans., (5th Yr.), .. A. E. Whitted 
Mt. Etna, Iowa (1st Yr.), . . Jacob Thomas 

Nappanee, Ind., (5th Yr.), E. L. Miller 

New Paris, Ind., (5th Yr.), . . J. W. Brower 
N. Liberty, Ind., (4th Yr.), . . A. T. Wirick 
Oakville, Ind. (<;th Yr.), . . Sylvester Lowman 

Peru, Ind., (3rd Yr.), G. L. Maus 

Phila, Pa., (1st Ch., 5th Yr.), E. Paul MiUer 



Phila., Pa. 3rd Ch. (4th Yr.), A. S. Wheatcroft 

Eaystown, Pa., (1st Yr.), A. D. Cashman 

Roann, Ind., (5th Yr.), ... S. M. Whetstone 

St. James, Md., (1st Yr.), L. V. King 

Summit Mills, Pa. (1st Yr.), H. L. Goughnour 

Tiosa, Ind., (6th Yr.), Edgar Duker 

Waterloo, Iowa, (6th Yr.), . . W. H. Beachler 
Waynesboro, Pa., (2nd Yr.), J. P. Horlacher 

Whittier, Cai., (4th Yr.), A. V. Kimmell 

Yellow Creek, Pa. (1st Yr.), Arthur Cashman 

Zion Hill, O., (4th Yr.), M. L. Sands 

Martinsburg, Pa., (4th Yr.), J. I. Hall 

This week we are glad to be able to report 
the renewal of the Evangelist from four 
Honor Roll churches, as follows, Waterloo, 
Iowa for the sixth year; Oakville, Indiana, 
for the sixth year; Allentown, Pennsylvania, 
for the sixth year, and Hagerstown, Maiy- 
laud, for the fourth yeai'. 

lu addition to these renewals we are happy 
to report the follomng new additions to tne 
Honor Roll: Martinsburg, Pennsylvania, J. I. 
HaU, pastor; Mt. Etna, Iowa, by Jacob 
Thomes; Summit Mills, Pennsylvania, H. L. 
Goughnour; Yellow Creek, Pennsylvania, Ar- 
thur D. Cashman, pastor. 

Some of these last named were on the 
Honor Roll a few years ago, but had appar- 
ently dropped off for some reason in the 
meantime. However we are glad they have 
come back for this ' ' second work of grace. ' ' 

Since the publication of the Honor Roll, as 
such was suspended for a period of two years, 
it is possible that we may be in error con- 
cerning the past record of some of these 
churches. Should such be the ease we will be 
glad to make such corrections as may be uec- 
essai-y to give each church the credit to 
which it is entitled. We will welcome any 
information that will aid us in making the 
list absolutely correct. 

However, the Ust as it is now constituted 
shows that many of our most active churches 
recognize the value of having The Evangelist 
ill e\"ery Brethren home in the congregation, 
and we trust before the year is brought to a 
close we may be able to report an Honor Roll 
that is even larger than it was at the height 
of its success two years ago. 

Look at Your Latiel 

About sijc years ago, for the convenience of 
the office, we adopted a new system of mark- 
ing the time of expiration on your labels, 
'i ais made the work much easier in the office, 
but it seems difficult to understand by the 
average subscriber, so we are gradually 
working back to the old, and more laborious 
i^ystem. 

Our new system was based on the fact 
that there were FIFTY numbers of The 
Evangelist published each year, numbered 
from ONE to FIFTY consecutively. Thus if 
your subscription expired with the last num- 
ber in the year the label was made to read 
50-23, or if it expired with the first week in 
January it was made to read 1 24, and so on 
with any number during the fifty weeks of 
its publication. This plan works fine for Us. 
but too many of our subscribers intei-pret 
12-23 to mean at the end of the twelfth 
month, instead of the twelfth number, and 
the\' interpret 4-24 to mean April 24 instead 
of number 4-24. So for the satisfaction of 
the greatest, we are, as stated above, going 



back to the old system of putting the month 
on the labels as new stencils may be required 
in making up our lists. 

Publication Day Ofifeiang 

This week we make the first report of the 
offerings received in response to the Publi- 
cation Day appeal. We do not care to make 
any special comments at this time except to 
ask our readers to notice a few most splendid 
and liberal gifts from individuals as well as 
from some of the churches. 

At this time only about one fourth of the 
churches have reported, but if the remaining 
three-fourths of the congregations will do 
proportionately as well as the ones already 
reporting it will be a most splendid offeiing. 

Sundaiy School Literature 
Order blarrks were mailed to all our Sun- 
day schools more than a week ago. If your 
school has not received a blank notify us at 
once and another will be sent yoa. We have 
some of the Quarterlies now ready to miail, 
and we hope to have the entire series com- 
pleted in good time to reach every school 
before the close of the present year. Oriler 
now. 

E. E. TEETER, 
Business Manager. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

WANTED: NAMES OF BRETHREN AT 
MARION, INDIANA 

Any one knowing of any member of the 
Brethren church living in Marion, Indiana, is 
kindly requested to send name and address 
to Miss Mabel Norriss, at 219 West Third 
Street, Marion, Indiana. Pastors of nearby 
churches are especially urged to look over 
their records and if they have any members 
residing in Marion, they will do the Breth- 
ren cause a favor by sending names to above 
address. 

LESSONS FOR PASTOR'S INSTRUCTION 
CLASS 

Each recurring year brings repeated re- 
quests for lesson material that might be used 
by pastors or other competent persons in in- 
sti-ueting young people and others who should 
enter, or are entering, the Christian life as 
to what is involved in the acceptance of 
Christ as Savior and the pledge of fidelity to 
him and his church. 

To meet this unabated demand we have in 
preparation twelve lessons, written by nine 
representative Brethren ministers and edited 
by Brother Qirinter M. Lyon, 'our Sunday 
Scjjool Editor. Most of the manuscript is 
now in his hands, and the booklet will go to 
press next week. It should be ready for dis- 
tribution and use early in March. 

rlie expense of this publication and its dis- 
tribution, is being underwritten by The Na- 
tional Sunday School Association. Each pas- 
tor will receive a complimentary copy on re- 
quest. Additional copies may be had at cost, 
which will be nominal. Address all orders to 
Ira D. Slotter, Asiland. Ohio 

J. A. GAEBEE. 



Grant Street, Xe , 

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February 27, 1924 








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TABLE OF CONTENTS 



Evangelism — Editor, 

The Movie — Editor, 

Editorial Review, 

The " Go " of the Gospel— Dr. W. S. Bell, 

SpeciaHEvangelistic Campaigns — A. L. Lynn, 

Teaching Element in Evangelism — A. B. Cover, 

Our Young People (n)— 'C. D. Whitmer, 

The Christian 's Hope— G. F. Yoder, 



Family Worship — M. A. Witter, 9 

Editor's Notes on the Sunday School Lesson, 10 

World-Wide Interest in Convention, 10 



Jottings of Endeavorers — Prof. J. A. Garber, 11 



Junior Notes — Lois Frazier, 



11 



Under the Northern Dipper — Dr. C. F. Yoder, 12 

A Friend of Lumberjacks, 12 

News from the Field, 13-15 

Announcements, 15 



EDITORIAL 



The Spirit of Evangelism and How It Shows Itself 



Evangelism has been called the be,art of the Gospel. If it is, 
then every artery of the church ought to throb with its spirit. 
Every organization ought to be motivated by it, eveiy movement 
ought to find its inspiration in it, and every foroe ought to add fuel 
to it. But all is not thus directed by and harmonized to this one 
end, and one obstacle is the restricted view of evangelism. In the 
minds of ni,any, evangelism is limited to the holding of a series of 
meetings with a viev? to winning decisions. That is most certainly 
an important phase of it, but is far from being the whole of it or 
the most essential element in it. EvangeUsm is the going, spreading, 
moving spirit of the Gospel that will not rest so long as there are 
souls beyond the reach of its influence. It is the leaven hid in the 
lifeless meal of the earth, imparting life with every touch, and 
never ceasing its energizing work until the whole is leavened. It 
is the light of Christ shining forth from the lives of men and 
women, dispelling the darkness and gloom of sin and hopelessness 
from the hearts of all who will receive the Light. It is the element 
of the Gospel that wiU not and cannot be hemmed in or restricted; 
it insists on sounding its message into new ears and finding entrance 
into new hearts. 

Evangelism works in many and varied ways. First it makes its 
way through the influence of •&. life, and thia is perhaps its most 
favored way, at least it finds it difficult to work without it. Phillips 
Brooks declared that the great argument for Christianity is not a 
syllogism but a man. Paul realized the importance of consistently 
living according to the true ideal of the Christian life and so be- 
souglM. the Eomans (12:1, 2) to present their bodies as living sacri- 
fices, holy, acceptable, unto God, not being conformed to the world, 
but being transformed by the renewing of their minds that they 
might prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of G-od. 
The life of every professed Christian is an argument for or against 
the Gospel. Paul told the Christians at Corinth (2 Cor. 3:2-6) that 
they were living epistles known and read of all meji. If in many 
places it is difficult for the spirit of evangelism to find its way into 
new hearts, perhaps it is because there are so many lives wit- 
nessing against the power of the Gospel. The growth of the king- 
dom of God is retarded more by the inconsistencies of its friends 
than by the attacks of its enemies. 

Evangelism works through personal interest and effort in behalf 
of individuals who are out of touch with Christ. It places upon 



those who enjoy the blessing of God a sense of responsibility for 
those who do not. The serius fact about thousands of Christian 
people is that they refuse to accept any responsibility for their fel- 
lowmen. flhey ask coldly, "Am 1 my brother's keeper." They are 
unconcerned about the spiritual welfare of their brother men. They 
are unsympathetic notwithstanding their Lord's compassion on the 
multitudes, distressed and scattered as sieep having no shepiherd. 
Furthermore, they are speechless and motionless, in the face of 
Christ 's command to " go " and to ' ' witness ' ' concerning him. They 
want Jesus to be their Savior but not their Master. They want the 
blessing of salvation, but not the obligation of service. And yet 
until one is willing to accept the latter, he cannot fully possess the 
former. 

How many of our fellow men may be dead in their trespasses 
and sins because we have not pointed the way to the Savior, or have 
done nothing to arouse them from their lethargy! To be unconcerned 
is a crime when a life is at stake. To refuse to obey the plain 
command of our Lord is a gi'oss sin. Even timidity cannot be ex- 
cused in the face of so vital a matter. Over against Christ's eval- 
uation of a human soul nothing can be placed to mitigate a Chris- 
tian 's accountability for refusing to raise the warning voice to him 
who is going the downward way. And yet to those who have caught 
a vision of the depth of Infinite Love, it is no longer obligation, 
for "the love of God constraineth us." 

And last, but by no means least in importance, evangelism is 
promoted by the ehurch in campaigns of protracted preaching, in- 
tensive instruction, decision days, etc. Such methods have their 
authority in the Great Commission, their origin in the apostolic 
church and their justification in t,he wonderful harvests reaped there- 
by. The church has grown rapidly in proportion as it has laid 
proper emphasis on the intensive types of evangelistic endeavor. 
There have been abuses accompanying these divinely appointed 
means of gathering in the lost, bu/ the ehurch must not allow her- 
self to be denied the blessing of great harvestings because of them. 
She must rather seek to be wise in her methods and thus avoid the 
abuse, but. not fail to press strongly upon every soul she ean pos- 
sibly reach, through instruction, preaching, song and prayer, the 
urgency of fleeing to the rock of refuge in Christ Jesus. 

Let the spirit of evangelism prevail. Only as we do, will we 
show ourselves to be in vital touch with the Lord Jesus, whose chief 



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concern as he left the world was that all might come to a knowledge 
of the Truth. Only as we do, will we accomplish the supreme task 
that lies ,at the door of every one who has realized salvation through 
Jesus Christ. Only as we do, can the church at all succeed in its 
mission, and deserve to wear the name of Christ. Let us seek to 
direct priceless into ways that lead to life and power, and thus we 
shall accomplish our highest duty and realize our supremest joy. 

EDITORIAL REVIEW 

Does any one know of Brethren people living in Marion, Indi- 
ana? Eead the announcement and send names to address there 
given. 

For the pastor's instruction class, a booklet is being prepared. 
See Brother Quinter M. Lyon's announcement. This should meet a 
long felt need. 

We learn that the Flora, Indiana, church has just completed a 
beautiful nine room bungalow parsonage and the pastor, Kev. B. T. 
Buinworth, and his family are now moving into it. 

President Jacobs makes an important announcement in this 
issue. All radio fans especially should take note. Lest some should 
chance not to read this issue, we will give the notice repeated pub- 
lication. 

The enthusiastic pastor of the Udell, Iowa, church writes that 
the work is facing forward. The people have been strengthened by 
a special campaign and now the pastor is launching a splendid pro- 
gram for a Pre-Easter campaign. 

Brother E. B. Shaver, the veteran preacher of the Virginia dis- 
trict, reports two successful evangelistic campaigns held by Sister 
Aboud, one at Maurertown and the other at St. Luke church. A total 
of forty-five additions to the Brethren faith were realized. 

This is the first of two special numbers devoted to evangelism, 
one of the three special phases of the Promotion Program. We had 
planned only one special number devoted to this interest, but due to 
abundance of material we are making two numbers of it. 

The secretary of the church at Louisville, Ohio, reports that the 
work is growing. The pastor. Brother E. F. Byers, who had resigned, 
has been persuaded to remain with these people for a time yet. m 
the recent revival held by Dr. L. S. Bauman fourteen confessions 
were received. 

Brother E. A. Duker, one of Indiana's youngest preachers, and 
one who is proving himself a worthy workman, reports an evangelis- 
tic campaign at Tiosa, where Brother J. A. Mclnturff very ably led 
the conflict with the forces of evil. As a result thirteen souls were 
added to the church. 

Out good correspondent from Morrill, Kansas, tells us how 
highly appreciated and profitable were the services of Dr. Beachler, 
who recently conducted a revival there. It also brings to our at- 
tention the fact of an unusually well gleaned field, which is to the 
credit of the faithful pastor, Brother A. E. Whitted. 

Brother C. F. Toder is finding a most excellent missionary 
spirit among the churches of Iowa. There is a reason. They have 
been very generally loyal subscribers and readers of The Evangelist. 
Thus they have kept informed concerning our missionary enterprises. 
Also they have given of their own lives to the mission fields, and bo 
they are vitally interested. 

Dr. W. H. Beachler tells of his visit to the Morrill, KJansas, 
church where he conducted a two weeks' revival for Brother A. E. 
Whitted and his good people. Brother Beachler saw marks of very 
efficient leadership in this congregation, and possibly the careful 
shepherding and gleaning of the pastor is one reason why the visible 
results of the campaign were not greater. 

Brother Roy S. Long of Hagerstown, Maryland, reports concern- 
ing the new work being promoted at Winchester, Virginia, where he 
an.d a number of the Brethren preachers of that district have been 



giving assistance. He considers the mission to be one of much prom- 
ise. Along with his letter he sent in subscriptions to The Evange- 
Kst for practically all families represented in the work. That is a 
vrise way to begin a mission — to get the people to reading our 
church paper. 

UTie loyal reporter of the Long Beach church, California, brings 
to our attention the remarkable growth of the city in the last two 
dozen years, leaving the church right at the center of the wonderful 
field. And the encouraging future is that the church has kept pace 
with the city in growth. The Sunday school, under the capable lead- 
ership of Brother H. V. Wall, has reached an average attendance of 
500. The church experiences a season of spiritual refreshing and soul 
saving with the pastor. Brother L. S. Bauman, doing the preaching. 
The numerical result was fifty-two confessions. 



EDITORIAL BRIEFS 



The fact that we are discovering a few "black sheep" in high 
places only emphasizes the fact that most of our leaders are white. 

He who complains about the world being all wrong, gives color 
to the suspicion that he himself is somewhat wrong, either in vision 
or life. 

We should never know the glory of the rainbow if we had no 
rain, and we should never know the richness of Christian hope if 
we had no disappointment and sorrow. 

The man who is always knocking at everything and everybody, 
ought to be compelled to drive, or attempt to drive, an old "knock- 
ing" automobile until he comes to realize that his knocking is as 
annoying and as hindering to progress as the machine's, and will 
decide to stop it. 

The power of what a man says is determined largely by what he 
is. The more genuine and noble his life, the more effective and influ- 
ential will be his counsel. He who speaks beautiful words that are 
not backed up by a life that is sincere in its intentions, may attract 
people for a while by the noise he makes, but they will soon detect 
the "sounding brass." 

"I'll be a sunbeam for Jesus" is a beautiful children's song, 
but w'hen adults sing it, they should follow it with another song, the 
chorus of wl/ich admonishes to "work, work, work, work" for, it 
declares, "there is joy in labor." Grown folks can beam forth with 
joy more brightly when they have been enthusiastically engaged in 
some real work for the Master. 

Your temptations and trials are sent to be your servants; they 
are meant to build you up and make you strong. Of course you may 
foolishly allow them to become your master and you become their 
slave and a weakling, if you choose. It isl all up to you. Men are 
not the vict/ms of fate. You may imagine you are greatly handi- 
capped, but the power of God is all-sufficient and he is able to malce 
your struggles redound merely to the strengthening of your own life, 
if you desire it. 

That word "Scoff law," which was invented in response to a 
prize of $200 offered by a Massachusetts banker for the purpose of 
"stabbing the conscience of the lawless drinker" has heaped upon 
its head considerable of ridicule by newspapers and individuals of 
certain type. The iHea of depriving them of the station of respecta- 
bility they hold in the eyes of the ULasaes and of stamping them with 
the seal of the low station to wihich they really belong does not ap- 
peal to those who insist on having their drinks in the face of the law 
and thus make the bootlegger's business profitable. But ridicule as 
they may like, at this effort or any other similar effort to arouse 
the consciences of men against the thoughtless, or indifferent, or 
malicious violation of law, the fact is that public sentiment is going 
steadily forward to where if will brand the man who scoffs at the 
Prohibition law as surely as it does him who plays fast and loose 
with the law against stealing. 



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GENERAL DIRECTOR 
W. S. Rell, Dayton, Ohio 

DIRECTOR OF EVANGELISM 

AND SECRETARY-TREASURER 

A. L. Lynn 



PROMOTION PROGRAM 

Of the Brethren Church 



DIRECTOR OF SPIRITUAL UFE 
J. A. Garber 

DIRECTOR OF STEWARDSHIP 

AND TITHING 

H. F. Stuckman 



The "Go" of the Gospel 



By W. S. Bell 

EVANGELISM IS THE "GO" OF THE GOSPEL— THE GERMINATING POWER OF THE WORD- 

THE BLOOD LIFE OF THE CHURCH. 



The Business of the Cihttrch 
THE SUPREME BUSINESS OP THE CHURCH IS 
TO MAKE DISCIPLES FOR CHRIST. The church is not 
a fort for mere protection and defense. It is not a relig- 
ious society for mere self benefit and 'enjoyment. Neither 
is it a home for invalids and helpless to be waited on. It 
is headquarters of a mighty conquering Christ and a mili- 
tant army of soldiers LED BY THE SPIRIT OF GOD, TO 
CONQUER THE WORLD and bring it to the feet of Jesus. 
It is a recruiting station for men and women to enlist in 
the cause of righteousness, who have brave hearts and are 
"willing to endure hardness as good soldiers of Jesus 
Christ." 

Too Much Ease in Zion 

Zion at ease in the end means that Zion will suffer de- 
feat. The spiritual curse of today is LETHARGY and IN- 
DIFFERENCE. We have wealth, fine church buildings, 
eloquent preachers, fine music and in tliis we glory and are 
satisfied. Our hives are filled with drones, self righteous- 
ness and self satisfaction. We forget a perishing world, a 
lost community and are suffering with SPIRITUAL PAR- 
ALYSIS. The blood of the unsaved are upon us and the 
voice of Christ is calling "GO TELL." The Brethren church 
can and should be bringing every year ten thousand to 
Chri-st. "AWAKE! AWAKE! PUT ON THY STRENGTH, 
ZION." 

A World Objective 

We have a mighty Christ, with a world objective and 
program. Jesus thought in world terms and came on a 
world mission. "God so loved the world," not some par- 
ticular spot or people. He is the Savior of the world and 
will be some day the world's King. "Make disciples of all 
the nations, " "Go ye into all the world and preach the Gos- 
pel," were his words of command. The field is large 
enough, the need great enough, the message important 
enough, and our Christ big enough, to challenge our best. 
Get on the job and do your part. 

A Live Church 

A live church is always an evangelistic church. The 
Holy Spirit is ahvays in the midst of the ^people who ax'e 
lifting up Jesus Christ, the crucified Son of God, whose 
blood was shed to ransom a lost world. The Gospel is the 
power of God unto salvation and where it is preached and 
lived, the Spirit of God is witnessing and working and new 
lives are being born into the Kingdom. If you want at live 
church, preach Jesus Christ and him crucified and point men 
to the "Lamb of God that taketh away the sin of the 
world." A church Mathout the passion and compassion of 
Christ for the lost is a spiritual corpse. 

A Revival Meetii^g 

One of the objectives of the PROMOTION PROGRAM, 
is, that every church in the brotherhood hold at least one 
revival campaign annually. Something is the matter with 
a church that cannot do this. If no other way, the pastor 
can hold it himself, or exchange with another pastor. Have 
you arranged for yours yet? If not, call the members to 
prayer and ask God about it. It is needful that a few weeks 
be set aside when all the activities and combined strength 
of the church be centered on winning men to Christ. It is 



necessary for the life of the church and the salvation of the 
lost. Do not let 1924 pass without a revival in your church. 

Decision Day in Bible School 

The object of the Bible school is to so teach the Word 
of God, that the young will be led to accept Christ as Lord 
and obey his teachings. Under the department of evangelism 
in the PROGRAM, special emphasis is placed upon an annual 
decision day in the Bible school, when special effort will be 
made to lead young lives to Christ and have them unite 
with the church. The date is optional with the church, but 
we suggest that the Easter season be set aside for this as it 
is with most other denominations. Make your Bible school 
evangelistic as a soul winning organization. There is noth- 
ing that Avill contribute more to the spirit, growth and Me 
of your school. 

A Continued Revival 

It is a mistake to think that only a few weeks set aside 
for a revival campaign is the only time we can expect to 
win converts. Some of the livest churches have confessions 
at nearly every public service. There is nothing that gives 
greater inspiration, zeal and enthusiasm to the church, than 
to have men and women continually coming into the church, 
for membership. This can be done in some degree by every 
church. Pastoral evangelism, personal workera' committees, 
Sunday evening evangelistic services Avith special appeals 
for the unsaved will contribute to this end. May the 
smoldering coals of evangelism in the Brethren church be 
fanned by the Holy Ghost into a sweeping flamie of evangel- 
ism until we are all set on fire of God. May we unitedly 
pray for greater consecration and service. 

Dayton, Ohio. 



Importance of Special Evangelistic Campaigns 

By A. L. Lynn, Secretary Promotion Program and 
National Director of Evangelism 

The purport of this article is succinctly embodied in the 
above caption. Let us assure our reader, that this is not 
to be an apologetic effoil; to convince of the eminent worth 
of "Special Evangelistic Campaigns." We are sufficiently 
credulous to believe that every observing student of evan- 
gelism Avill concede that such Special Campaigns, when 
sanely executed have played a vital part in the expansion 
of Christianity. Therefore they are an indispensable fac- 
tor in the forward march of the Church and Kingdom, 

Also it should be said that we shall not attempt to give 
a detailed tabulation of the multitudinous values which ac- 
crue to a Church sponsoring such Special Evangelist Cam- 
paigns. Such an undertaking Avould, of necessity, involve 
undue prolixity on the part of the writer, and a soporific 
effect upon the reader. Therefore, we shall merely point out 
a feAV of the familiar results of Special Evangelistic Cam- 
paigns; seeldng, thereby, to incite rencAved interest in this 
extremely important phase of church work. 



Method — Purpose 

Writing apropos to the topic, the wording of the topic, 
eems to the AAo-iter timely and significant. "Special" and 
■Evangelistic." These two adjectives suggest method, and 



seems 



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purpose, respectively. Do we read Special Evangelistic 
Campaigns 1 This question is vital ; it is fundamental. 

There never can be, in my humble opinion, any substi- 
tute which will take the place of consecutive meetings, and 
special services day after day, and week after week. Nature 
has her summer and winter, times of tremendous activity, 
and other times of apparent passivity; the ebb and flow of 
the tide. Social life, business life, edticational life, all have 
their special seasons. All history has been built of similar 
periods of exhilaration and subsidence. So also, there is a 
tide in the affairs of the church, which, if taken at the op- 
portune time, results in signal victory. Therefore, if the 
church does not obtain, cherish, and promote a revival 
spirit in its ministry, and in its laity, she is on the road to 
uselessness, and ultimate extinction. 

It is said that the evangelical church will bring Christ 
to men, and the exangelistic church will bring men to 
Christ. "Sirs, we would see Jesus," is the age-old ery. It 
is the business of the church to bring men to Jesus. The 
church must go into the world, or the world will come into 
the church. Thus, the importance of the evangelistic cam- 
paign grows out of its high purpose; namely, to bring men 
to Christ. 

Secondly, the importance of a Special Evangelistic 



When I say unto the wicked, wicked man, thou 
shalt surely die; if thou dost not speak to warn the 
wicked, the wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but 
his blood will I require at thine hand. — Ezek. 33 :8. 



Campaign is manifest in the wholesome results obtained. 
What are some of the results accruing to a church through 
such an effort? First, a revival of the church membersliip. 
This is the one thing lacking ; it is the ' ' sine qua non ; ' ' the 
one thing needful; the " disideratum, " without which the 
church will fail in her mission. 

REVIVE-ALL— What a tremendous force? The whole 
membership surcharged with the energizing power of the 
Spirit. 

AERIVEhALL — Every member on the job; "all there 
with one accord"; "all one body we." One purpose, one 
common task, one Master. All working, praying, Avitness- 
ing; not one-tenth doing all the work; not the majority 
loafing under the palm trees of Jericho wliile the few are 
trying to capture little "Ai." 

ALIVE-ALL — No lethargic members; dead saints can- 
not catch live simiers. What a grand army; all possessed 
of a spiritual sensibility of glowing zeal; thrilled with his 
presence, from the least to the greatest. Thoroughly alive 
to the issues of the Kingdom! 

SURVIVE- ALL — Not a spasmodic affair; not a flare 
up, then a subsidence. The results of a sanely conducted 
campaign should have the marks of permanence stamped 
upon its achievement. What preacher does not desire a re- 
vival in his church. The "Special Evangelistic Campaign" 
is an important factor in procuring such a revival. 

Again the importance of the "Special Evangelistic 
Campaign" grows out of its effect upon the luisaved ele- 
ment. Such a service attracts, where the regularly con- 



Let him know, that he which converteth the sin- 
ner from the error of his way shall save a soul from 
death, and shall hide a multitude of sins. — James 5 :20. 

ducted work of the church fails. People are invariably in- 
terested in the unusual, and are ever willing to be interested 
in that which will lift them out of themselves and their sur- 
roundiugs. There are people in every community, who are 
led to the very entrance of the Kingdom; they have taken 
this stand under the influence of the pastor, and he fre- 
quently finds it impossible to lead them over the line, to an 
putspoken confession of Christ. The special services com- 



pel them to see their danger, and almost inevitably lead 
them to a pronounced stand as followers of Christ. There- 
fore, the ' ' Special Evangelistic Campaign " is a vital supple- 
ment to the regular work of the church. 

Finally, there never has been a successful evangelistic 
campaign, that did not result in the discovery of talent; 
discoveries made by the pastor of the existence of talents, 
on the part of those who before were not active in the 
church. Christian workers, Sunday school teachers and 

I looked on my right hand, and behold, there was no 
man that would know me: refuge failed me; no man 
cared for my soul. — Psalm 142:4. 

preachers have in almost countless numbers of instances, 
been discovered in evangelistic camjpaigns. As a matter of 
fact, the majority of the members of the church, have come 
to Christ in times of special evangelistic religious services. 

The desire for Bible study is increased, and a longing 
to do special work is made manifest. 

It has not been our desire to advance anything new, 
but rather seek to stir up your minds by way of remem- 
brance. 

I can think of no greater blessing for the brotherhood, 
than that we should utilize to the ' ' Nth ' ' degree, every sane 
method available calculated to bring in the rule of right- 
eousness, joy and peace. 

Every contribution to a successful revival on God's 
part, is in waiting for the agreement of human concom- 
itants: "Wherefore criest thou unto me? Speak unto the 
children of Israel, that they go forward." 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 



The Teaching Element in Evangelism 

By A. B. Cover, Director of Evangelism in , 
Mid-West District 

The keynote of our Master's as well as the message of 
the Wilderness Preacher was ' ' repent. ' ' The very necessity 
of repentance indicated that there was darkness. The indi- 
vidual groping his way in darkness must be taught the 
error of following darkness and directed to light. How 
shall we proceed with the task? Here, as in all steps of the 
way salvation, we have the Master's precedent. The Old 
Testament Seers saw the gloom of "a great darkness" 
settling upon the world; into this spiritual darkness in the 
fulness of time came the Savior. What did he do to bring 
about a change ui the hearts of the people? He taught 
them. In these three words is outlined Jesus' program of 
procedure in laying the foundation of calling men fi'om 
darkness to the true light. Shall we study his plan? 

"'Seeing the multitudes," as Matthew tells us, he sat 
down, — the attitude of the Rabbi — and "He taught them, 
saying, etc." He taught them to acquaint them with the 
fundamental prniciples of the spiritual life. God was no 
longer to be kno"\vn only as the Jehovah of Sinia, but was 
to come into the relationship of the believer, as a Father. 
This was a distinctly new conception, the meaning which 
the penitent grasps when he renounces sin and the author 
of sin and sets his face toward the light that shineth unto 
the perfect day. The fact that propitiation has been made 
for sin must be discovered in the knowledge of Jesus as the 
Christ. When Paul met certain baptized believers he in- 
quired as to the reception of the Holy Spirit and they con- 
fessed that they were in ignorance of the matter and yet it 
was the work of the Holy Spirit that led them to repent. 
This suffices to make it imperative that the basic tenet of 
conversion rests upon the knowledge of truths ; these truths 
lead the sinner to freedom but they must be taught. 

Jesus did not limit teaching to the disciples but stand- 
ing by the Sea of Galilee and seeing the throng of straying 
sheep without the light, he opened the treasure of spiritual 



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truth and by the parable taught the love that a loving 
heavenly Father has for the wayward son, that he loves him 
with all his filth of sin and extends him heaven's welcome 
when he decides to return home. What will prompt the 
return home after wandering on the journey of sin and 
debauchery? Knowledge of loss and restoration promised 
by a forgiving spirit of the grieving Father prompts action. 
The debauched woman by the well in Samaria was made to 



WILL YOU DO IT? 

"Looking to the Holy Spirit for direction, I am 
■willing to undertake the winning of at least one soul to- 
a personal choice of Christ and to m&mbershlip in his 
church. ' ' 



realize her sinful past and then that the God who welcomed 
the Prodigal was universal and his Saving Grace extended 
to her, a vile sinner as well. She was taught ; she repented, 
she became a witness, an evangelist. What was the basis of 
this woman's conversion? It is self evident; she was in 
darloiess; the Light Giver came and dispelled the darkness 
by teaching her the way of receiving the Water of Eternal 
Life. 

In this phase of our two year program, let us again 
pledge ourselves to the task that Jesus committed, "Go and 
teach." But how shall we proceed? Do we need to resort 
to a different program than Jesus used and committed? No, 
the same unchanging truths and methods of presentation 
will be adequate for the task today. Where there has been 

Would God that all of the Lord's people were 
prophets. — Num. 11:19. 



failure, it has been in the line of teaching the importance of 
which every right thinking follower will concede. The so- 
called evangelism of a mere play upon the emotions to com- 
pel decision has had its day and left in its wake backsliders 
and drifters. The intelligence of our day demands a reason- 
able presentation of eternal fact and decision will be the 



more durable because the "cost has been counted." There 
is hope in the very fact that the church is aroused in this 
vital matter. In our pulpits, professional chairs, mission- 
aries, and our local congregations, w« demand those quali- 
fied to teach. The field of evangelism lies very largely today 
in the teachcing force of the local congregation. There is 
your material to work upon every Lord's Day at least. The 
developing mind of the child is the fertile field upon which 
to sow the seed; the faithful consecrated teacher has the 
opportunity to implant into young life the seed of eternal 
life. Observe the growing congregation and you will find 
a faithful teaching of God's etertial Word from Beginner's 
Department of the Sunday school to the pulpit. This one 
method of procedure will promote evangelism and bring 
forth fruit for eternal harvest. 

We believe that the suggestion of the stronger churches 
lending their pastors to the weaker ones for evangelistic 
meetings is a splendid idea. There are times and conditions 
when harvesting is stimulated by a special series of meet- 
ings. A special effort will arouse the teaching force of the 

Neither is there salvation in any other, for there is 
none other nanie under heaven given among men where- 
"by ye must be saved. — Acts 4:12. 



church and emphasis upon the vital truths that have been 
taught by another than the teacher, aids in securing de- 
cision. 'The same stimulus will also seek the uninterested. 
The re^dval meeting does not reach the unconverted as it 
once did. They have become the target and make them- 
selves conspicuous by their absence until about the last 
night. So it is obvious that we must proceed by personal 
evangelism, the faithful teaching of the Word through the 
local organization. Faithful teaching by the evangelist in 
harmony with the teaching of the Word secures the promise 
"that the word' shall not return void." May we then as 
teachers of the Word be prayerful and faithful ; and realize 
that every opportunity of teaching is also the golden oppor- 
tunity of evangelism. 
Falls Citv, Nebraska. 



Our Young People in the Church of Tomorrow 

By C. D. Whitmer 

{Address Delmered before and Publication Authorized £>v Indiana. Conference, at South Bend — Published in ttuo Parts. Pari II) 



Let us notice the seed that we must plant in the mind 
of the youth. Now we do not attempt to dictate how or in 
what manner you shall govern your children, but if you 
desire their salvation, if you train them up for God's ser- 
vice, then the seed sown must be the word of the living 
God. Let us apply 2nd' Timothy 2:15 — "Study to show 
thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to 
be ashamed, rightly dividing the word. 

Fourth. The manner in which tlus cultivation is car- 
ried on. W.e must begin early. "In the morning." How 
important is the morning ! The morning of the day ! The 
morning of life! Let not everything be first and religion 
be last. 

It must be continued late. "Until the evening"! Parent- 
al authority never ceases, so long as they are beneath your 
roof. Don't give it up. Don't yield the child to the enemy. 
Your work must be continuous. You cannot tell which en- 
treaty, which admonition, which effort in your life, will 
bring the youth to accept the work of the church as his 
future calling. 

Again our efforts must be connected with constant 
prayer. We may sow and labor, but God must bless. Look 
at David, as he returned to bless his household. We should 
pray that we may be able to do our duty and be examples 



for the young people te follow, if we want them to be the 
future leaders of the church. 

Again, it is our duty to nurture the child and youth. 
To neglect it is sin. It is sin against the child, against so- 
ciety, against the church of tomorrow and sin against God. 
By nurturing them, we shall avoid condemnation, even 
though we should utterly fail. 



Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they 
are white already for the harvest. — Jiohn 4:35. 



Let us now look at this subject from the other view- 
point — "The consecration of the youth to the Lord." 

Second Corinthians reads, "And this they did, not as 
we hoped, but first gave their own selves to the Lord, and 
unto us by the will of God. ' ' 

Something always precedes the consecration of the 
soul to God. The mind must be awakened; consideration 
must be produced; a sense of our sin and danger must be 
felt ; a Icnowledge of the way of salvation must be possessed. 
Now, in affecting this preparatory process, both the events 
of providence and the means of grace are employed. Thus, 
in the jailer at Philippi. 



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The act of consecrating the youth includ'es: The sur- 
render of the heart and soul to God. He wills be the Lord's 
future worker. This surrender must be their own personal 
act. The text says, "Gave they their own selves." Friends 
may instruct and counsel; they may allure by their kind 
spirit ; they may influence by sweet persuasion ; they may 
give earnest prayers, but religion must be in the act of the 
individual. 

This must be a willing surrender in and through the 
mediation of Christ. The youth cannot come to God in any 
other way except by Christ Jesus. 

This must be an entire and unreserved surrender of 
ourselves. God will have all his right and due — ^the hand 
and heart, th'S mind and life, talents and influence. 

This surrender must be made publicly. Real religion, 
that which is genuine, is in the heart ; none but God can 
see it, but this must be accompanied by a visible and out- 
ward profession of Christ before men. Now this is most 
clearly insisted upon. "My sheep hear my voice and follow 
me." 

'K any man will be my disciple, let him take up his 
cross and follow me." "Whosoever is ashamed of me be- 
fore men, him will I be ashamed of before my Father which 
is in heaven." This leads us to notice the other division of 
the text: 

Devotjion to the Chinch of Christ 

Consider the propriety of this. Kindred spirits asso- 
ciating together. Then, consider the advantages of this. In 
union there is both strength and comfort. Pilgrims go in 
company; soldiers unite in armies; individuals constitute 
themselves in families. So a band of young people devoted 



Ye axe the salt of the earth; but if the salt have 
lost its savor, wherewith shall it be salted? — Matt. 5 :13. 



to the church as outlined above, will solve the great prob- 
lems that confronts the church of tomorrow. 

Here is where Christian Endeavor becomes the impor- 
tant factor in the church, and prepares the great leaders for 
the future church. Every church that is alive to its duty 
today, is looking to its young people to be the future mu- 
sicians, Sunday school teachers, missionaries, and ministers 
of their church of tomorrow. 

The mission of the great Chritian Endeavor movement 
is to spend its life for the church, and to give to the church 
all it has and is. You may ask me, what is she giving' to 
the church? and I answer, a collective body of young people 
nurtured in the admonition of the Lord, and with concen- 
tration of purpose and a consecrated life, have enlisted as 
the Christian soldiers of your future church. 

You may say to me, every young person that comes 
into the church does not come "from the Cliristian Endeavor 
and they are good workers in the church, and I reply in the 
affirmative, but I will also add that where there is one 
youth who comes into the church from the outside world, 
there are ten from the Christian Endeavor. 

Many children and young people are left without 
Christian instruction. They have parents who do not fear 
God, therefore, if they are reached at all for Christ and the 
church, it is up to the Christian Endeavor, both Junior and 
Senior, and the Sunday school teacher to reach those pre- 
cious souls and shape their lives for future work in the 
church. 

All workers should have regard for the work of others. 
King David prepared for the building of the temple, but 
Solomon was to "add thereto." It might be your duty to 
start a small congregation somewhere, but it may be the duty 
of your son to shepherd the flock. So it is our duty to pre- 
pare for those that follow, that they may bring it to the 
success that we could not attain, rather than to hope_ that, 
for our ovra selfish honor, no one will be found quite aa 
efficient as ourselves. 

It is our duty also, to add to the heritage received, 



rather than to say, here is success enough already achieved, 
and there is nothing I can do except to take mine ease, and 
God knows there are enough people in the church today 
taking their ease. In some sense we are to be both David 
and Solomon, combined, preparing lines of work for those 
Avho are to follow, and completing other lines already begun. 
We should complete as much of the work as possible, De- 
cause the youth of tomorrow will have new and greater 
problems to solve. 

We have learned in passing, that early culture of the 

For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that 
which was lost. — Luke 19:10. 



youth is necessary, which if rightly given, will lead to con- 
secration to the Lord's service. Now let us heed to the 
appeal of the heroic in the youth. 

We read in S'econd Timothy, 2:3 — "Thou therefore en- 
dure hardness as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. ' ' Paul was 
writing to Timothy, the future leader in the church. Be- 
tween them was a tender friendship. Paul addresses Tim- 
othy as his son in the faith. He was praying daily for 
him, that he" might succeed in the work. The tie between 
them was a sacred bond which must exist between every 
Christian worker and those he has been permitted to help 
toward Christ. 

This is the tie which so strongly binds the pastor with 
his people. This is the reward wMch crowns the labor of 
the Sunday school teacher. We always respect those who 
have helped us in the Christian work. In reading Paul's let- 
ters to Timothy, we are all stnick with the inspiring tone 
of his words as he exclaimed, "Thou therefore, my son, be 
strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus, and endure hard- 
ness as a good soldier of Christ." We must confess that 
the gospel is an appeal to the heroic element in our natures. 

Paul knew something of the life of a soldier in the 
Christian warfare. There is a great call for the heroic type 
of young Christians for tomorrow, who will endure hard- 
ness as good soldiers of Jesus Christ. We need young men 
and young women in the church who have convictions to 
live up to, and who are heroic enough to live up to their 
convictions. Just now especially when there is a tendency 
to tone down God's moral law, to lower the standard of 
right and duty, on this very account there comes an urgent 
appeal for holiness of living ajid faithful defense of the 
right. 

Notice again, the words suggest the end to which we 
are called. "To endure hardness for Christ's sake." To be 
a soldier in Christ's army is no child's play, but it is a call 
to endurance. We must realize that the man who opposes 
the world, the flesh and the devil in the succeeding days has 
some downright flghting to do. Let the youth count the 
cost, then enter the battle for a life campaign. Then victory 
is sure. "If God be for us, who can be against us?" "One 
with God is always a majority." "Without God, without 
all, with God, enough." Also how bravely you can fight, 
when you know by his promises that victory will crown 
your efforts if you prove true to the calling. 

It was young people who purchased the freedom of this 
nation with their blood. It was young people who fertilized 
the soil of America with their blood, that the tree of 
American freedom might live and grow. It was young peo- • 
pie who met the foes of civilization on Flanders fields, and 
hurled them back a thousand years. And the young people 
of the future church, if called to the task, will rally 
around the "blood stained banner of Jesus Christ" and 
fight as valiantly to crown him King of kings and Lord of 
lords as they fought to make America free or the world 
safe for democracy. 

Of course you need the balance and encouragement of 
the old soldiers of the Cross. You old soldiers here have 
played your part well. You have spoken words of encour- 
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THE BRETHREN PULPIT 



The Christian's Hope 

By Dr. Charles F. Yoder 



TEXT: "In iiope of eternal life, which God that cannot 

Titus 1:2. 



lie, promised before the world began." 



Hope may not be the greatest thing in the world' but it 
is one of the greatest blessings that abide (1 Cor. 13:13). 
The materialistic psychologists, explain its origin in pleas- 
urable thoughts which tend to abide^ but it is God who cre- 
ated the mechanism for such thoughts. The ancients ex- 
plain the origin of hope by a fable which relates that the 
gods sent presents to men by their messenger, Pandora, but 
on the way in curiosity she opened the basket and all es- 
caped save hope, and since then hope has always been in 
the world. 

The Christian knows that hope is bom of faith in the 
love of God. The heathen have no songs in the major key 
of hope. Their songs are dirges of despair. . The sinful 
world may simulate for a time the joy of hope, but soon 
passes the portal over which Dante imagined the inscrip- 
tion, "Abandon hope all ye that enter here." And when 
hope is lost all is lost, for then all effort ceases. When all 
hope of saving the sMp is lost the sailors prepare to leave 
it. When the patient hears the doctor sadly say, "There is 
no hope" and believes his word, he commends his soul to 
God. But the Cliristian 's hope is never lost, for it is a part 
of his perennial experience with God. 

A man may be known by the character of the hopes 
that he cherishes. The miser lives in hopes of amassing 
money. The pleasure seeker lives in hopes of gratifying his 
camai appetites. The tyrant lives in hopes of exercising 
power. The Christian has a different hope. His treasures 
are laid up in heaven, not on earth. His pleasures are found 
in doing the will of God, not the will of the flesh. His 
calling is to share the throne of Christ, not the throne of 
temporal power. He is knoi^Ti by the marks of having been 
with Christ because his life "is hid with Christ in God," 
and his affections are set upon things above, not upon things 
upon the earth. 

This hope may seem to come to be ethereal and of small 
value. In reality it is both real and powerful. Jesus "for 
the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising 
the shame, and is set down at the right hand of God" And 
to those who follow after "this hope we have as an anchor, 
both sure and steadfast." 

Yes, the anchor holds when fires devour and earthly 
treasures and sickness consumes our carnal strength and 
death strikes do-wn our mortal friends, for already we have 
"counted all things but loss that we may win Christ and 
be found in him." It is sure and steadfast, for it is the 



Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as 
though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in 
Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.— 2 Cor. 5:20. 



Master of the wind and the waves who casts the anchor, 
saying, "Peace be still." "My peace give I unto you." 

The Christian's hope is not small. Compared with it 
all riches, all power and all pleasures on earth are small. 
"Life" is the deepest word in the language and "eternal" 
is the longest. "In hope of eternal life" means that we are 
living for the greatest object conceivable. Sensual pleasures 
are no comparison, for it is better to pluck out an eye and 
enter into life maimed rather than, having two eyes, to be 
cast into hell. Power is no comparison, for it is rather a 
matter of rejoicing to have our name written in heaven than 
to have even demons subject unto us. 

On the giant rocks called "the pillars of Hercules" at 



the entrance to the Mediterranean sea, ages ago some one 
chiseled the words, "Ne plus ultra". — "there is nothing be- 
yond," but when Columbus had sailed over the ocean and 
returned, the world knew that there was something beyond. 
A new world had been revealed. 

Over the door of the tomb through which generations 
had passed without returning, one of the sages of old 
placed the heart cry of bereft humanity, "If a man die, 
shall he live again ? ' ' But when Jesus had gone beyond the 
portal and returned again, he "brought life and immortal- 
ity to light" and answered the question with the words. 



Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest that he 
will send forth laborers into his harvest. — Matt. 9 :28. 



"He that believeth on me, though he were dead, yet shall 
he live, and he that liveth and believeth on me shall never 
die." 

The farmer rotates his crops and renews his machinery 
and replaces his buildings, but he never thinks of doing 
such things with his children. They abide as objects of un- 
broken affection. Their personality cannot be rotated or 
renewed. And God, who by the conservation of energy 
forever rotates the forms of matter and renews the very 
worlds' having made man a personality in his image, loves 
him with an everlasting love. "He hath set eternity in his 
heart" so that he can compare man with things and say 
"These shall perish but thou remainest." 

I would not say that God has not power to destroy 
what he has made. "Fear him who hath power to destroy 
both soul and body in hell, ' ' but it is not his Avish to destroy 
his cliildren. A child is safe in its father's love although 
he has the power to destroy. And ' ' God is not willing that 
any should perish." Are then the wicked and the just 
alike heii-s of eternal lifel God forbid. There is a differ- 
ence between immortality and eternal life. There is a dif- 
ference between sowing to the flesh and reaping corruption 
and sowing to the spirit and reaping life everlasting. There 
is a difference between being carnally minded which is 
death and being spiritually minded which is life and peace. 
There is a difference between the son at the end of the 
road feeding swine and the son rejoicing in his father's 
house. "She that liveth in pleasure is dead while she 
liveth," and the church that does the same thing "hath a 
name to live but is dead." 

Be not deceived, God is not mocked. Lodges and 
dances, liquor and tobacco, theaters and card parties, and 
all the list of like worldly attractions never yet made one 
single Christian a better soul winner, or increased his 
power in prayer or his joy in the thuigs of God. Be not 
deceived, the crowd that seeks these things rather than the 
prayer meetuig now will not wish to be found in them in 
the moment of Jesus' coming. Be not deceived. Eternal 
life is more than church membership and more than fonnal 
profession and more than fashionable activity in clnirch 
work. To some it will be said, "Depart from me ye work- 
ersof iniquity. I never knew you." And that is iniquity 
which destroys one's love for God's word and takes away 
his joy in service and spoils his communion in prayer and 
robs him of his influence for good and leaves him but the 
husks of the world until he loses even that. If we are liv- 
ing "in hope of eternal life" then our affections will be 
"set upon things that are above" and our companions will 



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be God's people and not the people Avho. "mind earthly 
things. ' ' 

The Christian's hope is not in vain. His life is matter 
of experience. His eyes have seen and his hands have 
handled the word of life. lie knows whom he has believed, 
and nothing can separate him from the love of Christ. The 
basis for his hope is not his own opinion nor that of his 
companions. It is not a church letter nor a pew, nor yet 
participation in rites or religious functions. It is not a mor- 
ality inspired by public opinion nor yet an imitation of the 
morality of any one. The basis for his hope is the promise 
of God. God's threats are as sure as his promises but they 
do not aff'ect the Christian, for he is living on another plane. 
The law was made for the lawbreaker but the promises were 
made for the lovers of God. 

And this promise was made by God who cannot lie. We 
som-etimes say of a man, "He is incapable of dishonesty." 
When Christian conduct has become automatic and Chris- 
tian character has become the joy of life, then our confi- 
dence is made perfect. How easy then it should be to trust 
God. He cannot deny himself. . The universe would be chaos 
and not order if he could. 

The cross is not an after thought in the counsels of 
God. Jesus came as "the lamb of God slain from the 
foundation of the world." The promise of eternal life 
"made before the world was" foresaw the atonement by 
blood, the payment of the death penalty, the suffering God 



WILL YOU THUS PRAY? 
"0 thou who didst come to seek and to save the 
lost, continue through me thy work. Help me to win 
individuals to thee. Help me to become a successful 
fisher of men. ' ' 



coming down to save the prodigal child. Our hope of eter- 
nal life is not founded on a materialistic evolution. "If 
any man be in Christ Jesus he is a new creation." Tne 
prodigal receives a new heart as well as new clothes. Thank 
God for this great salvation. How shall we escape if we 
neglect it? 

"My life, my love, I give to thee 
Lamb of God, who died for me, 

may I ever faithful be, 

My Savior and my God." 
Falls City, Nebraska. 



Our Young People in the Church of Tomorrow 

(Continued from page 7) 

agement, given of your means, but to the young people 
has fallen most of the fighting for Christ and the church. 

Young man and young woman, iDoy or girl of the Breth- 
ren church, will you be true to your Lord, to your church 
and to yourself? Will you help carry the flag "in this sign 
conquer," on to victory in the name of Christ your King? 
Will you be included in that victorious army when he shall 
have put all kingdoms under his f.eet, and he shall reign 
supreme ? 

South Bend, Indiana. 



WHY THE DISCUSSION 

It is said that at a congress of religions held a few 
years ago that the Bible of our fathers was attacked by a 
speaker and that Jesus our Lord was belittled. His virgin 
birth was denied and his divinity was stamped as a false- 
hood. One strong supporter of the Bible as it had been 
handed down to him wanted to answer this defamer of 
God's Word and of his Son, but friends near prevailed upon 
him to hold his peace, stating that Jesus would answer for 
himself. As soon as the speaker was through the great 
audience rose en masse and sang "Jesus shall reign wher- 
ever the sun does its successive journeys run."- .And Jesus 



and the old Bible had won. When the scholars of today get 
through displaying what they thiuk they know, the masses 
of the lovers of God and the Bible will still be shouting his 
praises and the Bible will be loved from Genesis to Eevela- 
tions and the Kingdom of God will be marching on and 
these "great thinkers" will be forgotten. Let the church 
go on doing its work under the guidance of God's Holy 
Spirit and stop discussing the foolishness of "great think- 
ers. — North Carolina Advocate. 



FAMILY WORSHIP 

and the Quiet Hour 



Sunday, Hosea 14:4. How patient and long-suffering is 
our Lord. In spite of repeated unexcusable backslidings he 
freely heals the spiritual infirmities of those who in tme 
repentance return to him. 

Father, forgive the way in which we have tried thee 
"with our waywardness and our selfishness, our Avorldliness, 
and our faithlessness. May thy love keep us close to thee. 

Monday, Matthew 7:21-27. How heedless of God's 
word is the age m which we live. How complacent in self- 
righteous rage .stands the "respectable" sinner in utter dis- 
regard for the warnings and pleadings of the Gospel. 

Lord Jesus, convict the self-righteous, respectable sin- 
ner until he shall see that his need of a Savior is as great 
as that of the worst criminal. burden the hearts of thy 
people with a real concern for the lost man who is "a 
good neighbor." 

Tuesday, 1 John 3:1-3. Praise God for the hope of 
sharing the very likeness of our Lord Jesus Christ in that 
day of his coming when we shall see him as he is. 

Blessed Savior and coming Kmg, grant that the Holy 
Spirit may show to us thy glory that we may be changed 
into thy likeness day by day as we worshipfully look to 
thee. 

Wednesday, Acts 16:6-11. From the lands where the 
Gospel has not been fully preached comes the pleading cry 
of literally thousands of voices "Come over and help us." 
What have we done to answer their appealing cry? 

Lord of this great harvest field, send forth laborers, 
we pray, that shall take the saving Gospel to the uttermost 
part of the earth. 

Thursday, 2 Peter 3:1-15. One of the striking differ- 
ences between the loyal Christian and the worldling is seen 
in the confidence in the prophecies of God's word on the 
part of the one, and the utter disregard for these prophe- 
cies on the part of the other. 

Forever, Lord, thy word is settled in heaven. Give 
us hearts to heed and ol)ey its every teaching, for Jesus' 
sake. 

Friday, John 15:1-11. "Beareth not fruit," "beareth 
fruit," "more fruit," "much fruit"- — here are four condi- 
tions as to fruitfulness. It is within the reach of all to 
glorify the Father by bearing much fruit. 

Our Lord and our God, help us by thy Spirit's indwell- 
iiig to bring forth in abundance the fruit of the Spirit, love, 
joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodliess, faith, meek- 
ness and self-control. 

Saturday, Acts 20:32; 2 Timothy 2:15; James 1:21-25. 

What Avonderful powej^ is here revealed ! The Word of 
God is able to save souls, to build up and to give an inheri- 
tance among the sanctified. 

O'God, may thy precious Word find place in our lives. 
Bless the students in all the schools and seminaries that they 
may indeed "study to show themselves approved unto God," 
"Doers of the Word, and not hearers only." 

M. A. WITTER. 



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Editor's Notes On the Sunday School Lesson 

The Reign of Saul 

{Lesson for March 9) 

Devotional Beading — Paalm 139:1-12. enemies. The Philistines had so completely 

Lesson Material — Samuel, Chapters 8 to 15. enslaved them that they had no weapons and 

■ Printed Texfr-1 Samuel 15:13-23. ^''^"^^ ^™i*^ i° ^^^ ^^^^ ^^"^ ^««'° ^^'^^^ ^"'^ 

„ , , „., i T, , •, -, , . ■. , , ■ *he Israelites were compelled to go to the 

Golden Text — Behold, to obey is better „,.,. ^. ^, ,, -^ic-i ^ 

, „ , , , „„ PhiUstmes to sharpen their tools Saul proved 

than sacrifice. 1 Samuel 15:22. , • li, , ^ ,, • , 

himself equal to the occasion; he was uni- 

Daily Home Bible Headings fomily suocessful in beating back the ene- 

M. The Eeign of Saul, .... 1 Sam. 15:13-23 "'^s and restoring his people to their free- 

T. Saul Anointed, 1 Sam. 10:1-9 '^°°^- ^e gained decisive victories over 

W. Saul Chosen King, .... 1 Sam. 10:17-27 '^°^^' ^^mon, Edom, Zob.ah and Philistia. 

T. Saul's Victory, 1 Sam. 11:1-11 Saul Becomes Self-Willed 

F. Saul's Disobedience, .... 1 Sam. 15:10-16 g^ui's success had turned his head and he 

S. Saul's Rejection, 1 Sam. 15:17-28 ^^ longer felt so absolutely dependent upon 

S. God's Omniseiencefi, Psa. 139:1-12 jchovah'as he once did, and began to assert 

THOUGHTS ON THE LESSON '^'^ °^^ '"''■^^ ir stead of obeying implicitly the 

„ „^ , ,, ^ will of God and givins; heed to the counsel 

From Theocracy to Monarchy ^^j.j^-^t^i ^o. i t^ 

of God's faithful servant, Samuel. It was in 

Israel had, since their deliverance from his battle with the Amalekites that he at- 
Egypt, recognized no king but Jehovah, who tempted to pursue an independent course, 
had often spoken his will and exercised his which resulted in a break between him and 
.authority in very direct ways, and who also Samuel, The prophet of God took him severe- 
made use of certain noble souls whom he 

called to administer his judgments and to 

deliver his people in times of oppression and Wofld-Wlde IntetCSt in Sundaj 
affliction. Samuel, the last and greatest of 

the "Judges," had grown old and no longer Delegates from many parts of the world 

was able to perform his duties unassisted. His =»>■« ^°^ registering for the Ninth Convention 

sons, Joel and Abijah, whom he appointed to «* ^^^ ^ffom's Sunday School Association 

be judges, did not walk in the ways of their ^'^^^^ ^^^1 "'^"t ^^^ Glasgow, Scotland, Juno 

father, to speak the judgments of the Lord, l^-^G- National Sunday School Associations 

but took bribes and perverted justice. ^''e cooperating in securing the attendance 

Against this corruption the people com- "^ representative Sunday school leaders m 

plained. They also had become ambitious for ^"^^^^ respective countries. A delegation num- 

,a king, who would lead them in battle and Bering more than fifty is already booked from 

make a display of pomp and power as did ^«^ Zealand and Australia. The South 

the kings of their neighboring kingdoms. A ^^^'^'^ Sunday School Union has arranged a 

King whom they could not see seemed unreal number of tours in cooperation with the gen- 

to them; they desired a visible king. Their ^ral plans of the World's Association, which 

clamor was heard and Samuel was commis- "e under the direct supervision of Thomas 

sioned by Jehovah to select a king, after '^°°^ and Son, who were the oflicial tourist 

making clear to the people the seriousness of representatives for both the Zurich Conven- 

the step they were about to take. tioi> iii 1^13 and the Tokyo Convention in 

1920. 
Saul CSiosen King 
, , . Some of the delegates from Brazil and 

Samuel's choice fell on Saul, the son of Argentina will proceed directly to Spain and 

Kish, a Benjamite and a prosperous farmer. p^.^^g^i ^hat they may assist in conducting 

Saul was a splendid young man in every way; i- , i- • ii, j. ■ i 

. J b J J > national conventions m these countries be- 

he was a giant m stature, and so would com- „ ,, ,. ■ m mi,- t, i. 

, , *= „ , . fore the meeting m Glasgow. This has been 

mand the respect of the people m a day , , , -r. ^ ■ ii, i 

, "^ , , planned because Portuguese is the language 

when stature and strength were the most es- „ -r, ■■, , r^ ' • -u • i-u ^- i i. 

,. , , . . „ , , , „ of Brazil and Spanish is the national tongue 

sential characteristics of a leader. "Every . . ,. ^, . ^ ■ ^ j_ 

. ,_ . , . „ , . ,, _•' in Argentina. There is a great interest con- 

mch of him was of heroic mold," says Dr. -itoi /-c x- -i, ^-^ 

. _ _ , ,,„ , ' . , cernmg the Glasgow Convention m the Orient 

A. R. Gordon, "He was brave, chivalrous, ,■,■,■ -u i. j j, 

' - , , „ ' and bookings have been made for many in 

generous, and modest as he was great. He ,,_,■,• ■ -r , -, ,-.i.- -r- -, 

,, .1. , ,. • . . the Philippine Islands, China, Korea and 

was equally sensitive to religious impressions, ^ r„, „ „/,-,, ^ 

... , ^ •, i ■ ^ -, . Japan. The former World s Convention was 

quick to respond to prophet influence, and m , ,, . ^ . ,„„„ , ,, . , „ 

, ■, J, , ■ ., . -r„ ■■ held m Japan m 1920 and the organized Sun- 
no wise ashamed of his enthusiasm. If only , , , , , , , . 
1,' ,1. J J n J i T 1 .-, day, school work has been making rapid pro- 
he had followed on to know and serve the , , „ , . , 
T , , ,, 11 V J! i_oi, 1 ^1 gresB there because of that stimulus. Dele- 
I^rd, he would assuredly have fulfilled the °, , .i,„ „, 
,.,,, iv,j.c, ii.ji5 i-i- ,. gates have also registered from Ceylon, India, 
highest hopes that Samuel had fixed m him. " ^ ^ -. ^ . %. -, „ "^ ,' , 

Egypt and Syria. Speakers from all these 

Saul's Early Success countries will participate in the program. 

Saul had a plenty of opportunties to prove James Kelly, Secretary of the Galsgow 

his leadership, for when he became king Is- Convention Committee and W. C. Poole, Ph. 

rael was being pressed on all sides by her D., of London, chairman of the British sec- 



ly to task, laying bare every e&cuse Saul tried 
to make, and insisting that ' ' to obey is bet- 
ter than sacrifice and to hearken than the 
fat of rams." Saul's sin, we may believe, 
was more than a single case of disobedience. 
It was a test of his character, whether he 
would conduct his high office according to the 
T/ill of God or whether he would be a self- 
willed despot. Position and success had 
spoiled him and turned out to be a despot. 

The Beginning of the EDd 

When Saul broke with Samuel, who medi- 
ated God's message, and thought he could go 
it alone, he entered upon a course which was 
destined to end in ruin for himself and his 
family. From this one he went from bad to 
worse. He forsakes Jehovah and seeks guid- 
ance from the mutterings of the witch of En- 
dor. His life was darkened with fits of re- 
morse and jealousy entered his heart, and 
then hounded the life of his success with 
deadly hatred. Finally he perished in battle 
with his three sons, fighting against the Phil- 
istines on the slopes of Gilboa. The path to 
destruction was swift and certain, as always, 
when we part ways with Jehovah. 



School Convention in Glasgow 

tion of the World's Executive Committee, re- 
cently returned from an extended deputation 
visit to the continent of Europe. Through 
their influence and because of the growing 
interest in Sunday school work there will be 
a number of delegates from nearly all, if not 
every country in Europe. While the proceed- 
ings of the Convention will be conducted in 
English there will be special conferences in 
different languages where that can be accom- 
plished. 

The quota of delegates assigned to the 
United States and Canada is 2,000. A fleet 
of three steamers will sail from American 
ports on June 7, going direct to Glasgow. 
Eighteen tours have been provided for those 
who wish to travel in the British Isles or 
Europe both before and after the Convention. 
A 64 page book has been issued giving the 
aaily itinerary and costs for each tour. This 
bulletin and all information can be obtained 
by, addressing the World's Sunday School As- 
sociation, 216 Metropolitan tower. New York 
City. 

THE SCHOOL OF LIFE 

But the most important thing, which needs 
not only to be said, but also to be under- 
stood, is that life itself is the great school. 
Facts are teachers. Experiences are lessons. 
Friends are guides. Work is a master. Love is 
an interpreter. Teaching itself is a method 
of learning. Joy carries a divining rod and 
discovers fountains. Sorrow is an astronomer 
and shows us the stars. What I have lived 
I really know, and what I really know I part- 
ly own, I move through my curriculum, elec- 
tive and required, gaiaing nothing but what 
I learn, at once instructed and examined by 
every duty, and every pleasude. — Henry Van 
Dyke. 



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J. A. GASHEB, Piesldent 
J. T. Iiocke, Associate 
Ashland, OMo, 



Our Young People at Work 

(Young People's Toiplcs In The Ang-elus by C. L. Anspach). 



GLADYS in. SPICE 

General Secretary 

Cajition, OMo. 



Jottings for Endeavorers 

By J. A. Garber 



Brethren Endeavorers will have observed 
that we are endeavoring to keep them sup- 
plied with fresh, suggestive, usable material 
through both the Evangelist and the Angelus. 
For this valuable help we are deeply in- 
debted to Editor Baer and the writers of 
notes on the topics: Miss Frazier and Prof. 
Anspaoh, respectively. 

In addition we are endeavoiflng to supply 
stimulating promotional material. Various 
articles of that type will be recalled. The 
most recent example is the "serial" on 
"Peas in the Christian Endeavor Pod," by 
Service Superintendent Abbott. Those sug- 
gestive messages, like similar ones, might 
well become the basis of further study by ex- 
ecutive committees. The society scrap-book 
is a convenient means of preserving such 
matter for handy reference when needed. 

A subject that is being considered exten- 
sively and intensively by persons responsible 
for and engaged in young people 's work is 
COERELATION. That is how we may cor- 
relate the work of the young people's so- 
ciety with their activities in other organiza- 
tions like the Sunday school. Certain con- 
siderations will be found in the January and 
February issues of The Brethren Educator. 



Additional articles wiU follow in these col- 
umns. We would be glad to have local En- 
deavorers consider this important matter and 
then communicate their findings in the form 
of conclusions to us. 

You will be interested in a reference to 
some of our new superintendents. You have 
already learned of the fortunate privilege 
accorded Brother Kent of the Quiet Hour de- 
partment, who is now touring parts of the 
Holy Land. Ere he left we asked him to 
write messages to our young people. Brother 
Barnard, who was seeking to determine some 
definite missionary task for our young, has 
been confined to his home with scarlet fever 
but is recovering nicely. Miss McArthur de- 
clined acceptance of the Junior Superinten- 
denoy and Miss Doris Stout of Pleasant Hill, 
Ohio, now a student at Ashland, has been 
appointed to that position. She has been a 
primary school teacher as well as a Sunday 
School and Vacation School teacher. Her 
training and experience with children quali- 
fies her for the leadership of our Juniors. 
Junior superintendents will do well to solocit 
her counsel and help. Address her at Ash- 
lond, care of The College. 

J. A. GABBER. 



JUNIOR ENDEAVOR 

By Lois Frazier 



( Topic for March 9) 

Doing Our Daily Tasks Promptly 
Matthew 25:1-10 

For tlie Leader: 

The lesson (Matt. 25:1-10) may be most 
effectively impressed upon children by mak- 
ing a dramatized object lesson of it. Work 
it out with 10 little girls, having them pro- 
vided with candles. Give 5 girls tall candles 
and 5, short ones so that they will burn out 
in a few seconds. Have the lesson read by 
one Junior, the call of the Bridegroom 
sounded, and the 5 careless virgins unprepared 
to meet him. Make it clear to the children 
that they had been warned beforehand to 
have their lamps ready. 

Use also, at this meeting, the Daily Read- 
ings as exercises in quick reference-finding, 
as well as in learning the truth taught in the 
reference given. One of the "daily tasks" 
of our boys and girls ought to become fami- 
liar with the Bible and how to find the help 
it afEords. 

At the end of the lesson ask each child to 
ask his mother to keep account of the num- 
ber of times through the coming week, that 
he obeys cheerfully and immediately, the first 



time he is asked to do something. Maybe she 
may need to keep another list by way of 
comparison. Announce that you are going to 
give an opportunity for their reports on the 
ne.xt Sunday evening. Then be SURE to give 
the opportunity. 
For Boys and Girls to Answer: 

1. Why is promptness a necessary habit 
for a soldier? 

2. Why need we be at school exactly on 
time? 

3. Why are people often late to church? 
What do you think of that habit? 

•1. Who requires Mother to have dinner 
ready on time? 

5. Is it better to do things promptly be- 
cause we must or because we wish to? Why? 

6.. Is there anything dishonest about being 
late to a committee meeting or to a concert, 
or to dinner? Explain. 
Some Things to Think Of: 

Thngs often look much more terrible be- 
fore we tackle them, than they are when we 
bravely face them without putting them ofP. 
If you gently touch a nettle 

It will sting you for your pains; 
Grasp it like a m,an of mettle. 

And it soft as silk remains.. 

It was a crowded street car. There was 
one vacant seat next the entrance door. The 
crowd passed it by and went on down the 
aisle. Finally a tired little woman got on the 
car and dropped gratefully into the seat. 
She wondered wliy so many people standing 
in the aisle had j>assed it by. 



Opportunities often are passed by in just 
that way. People look far ahead. Boys and 
girls are especially apt to do this. They 
mean to do something great but they for- 
get to do some helpful thing here and now. 
It is all right to dream of doing big things. 
If you do not dream them you probably never 
will do them. But don't overlook the little 
chance to help those beside you. 

There is a story of a man who was once 
passing through a desert with a caravan of 
travelers, carrying on his camel's back a load 
of salt which he hoped to sell for a good deal 
of money, when he should reach the City of 
His Desire toward which they were travel- 
ing. The gate of the city was to open on a 
certain day and they were all hurrying to 
reach it, and enter to sell their wares. 

In the middle of the desert, however, the 
camel fell ill, and in trying to cure it, the 
man lifted the salt from its back and set it 
beside a stream which he did not notice. 
The other travelers went on. After many 
days the camel grew better, but w'hen the 
man stooped to put the salt on his back, he 
found it almost all melted away. He was 
very sad for he knew the gate would be 
closed, and that even if he should reach it, 
he would now have no salt to sell. 

Suddenly he noticed a little bee. He knew 
something must be growing near or the bee 
-could not be there. He decided to follow the 
bee and try to find where it led. He did. 
The bee led him to a beautiful rose garden. 
The rose garden belonged to a great magicion 
named OMAR, ne told Omar his story. 
Omar told him to stay with him until his 
camel was quite well. 

Omar told him he mig'ht work in his gar- 
den. Every night he picked rose petals, and 
every day he slept. It was hard work, but 
the man kept on. When he had worked many, 
many weeks at picking these petals. Omar 
at last taught him how to distill the petals 
so as to make a very sweet and precious per- 
fume. By the time the camel was well the 
man had distilled a whole vase full of the 
rare perfume. Omar gave it to him and told 
him to go now to the City of His Desire and 
sell it, and he would receive for it many 
times more than he would have for his salt. 
Omar feared the gate might not be open 
now, but when he reached it he found that 
on showing the gatekeeper what he had to 
sell, the gate was opened for him and he en- 
tered, very happy. 

It was a good thing that the poor traveler 
had followed the bee and that he had done 
exactly as Omar had told him to do. 
Daily Readings: 
M., Mar. 3 Caught Unprepared. 

Matt.24:37-41 
T. Mar. 4 A Boy that Forgot Matt. 21:28-31 
W. Mar. -5 I^xcuses for Delay. Prov. 22.13 
T. Mar. 6. Paul's Immediate Obedience. 

Acts 9:20 

F. Mar 7. No Delay Mark 1:18 

S. Mar. 8 Instant Attention. Acts 16:9, 10 



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FEBRUAEY 27, 1924 



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Home BIlMBloniUT Secretmyt 

$08 American Bldgr.. Dayton, Ohio. 



MISSIONS 



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Flnandal Secretary ForelKn Board, 

ISSO E. Third St., Long Beach, California 



Under the Northern Dipper 

By C. F. Yoder 



February is not noted for nice weather, 
but Iowa people are brave, and in spite of 
bad roads and changeable weather we have 
had very good attendance at the churches 
visited in Iowa this month. 

The first visit was at Leon where Brother 
Garber is pastor, but he was prevented by 
illness from attending. Brother Grsorge San- 
ger met me at the train and entertained me 
at his pleasant home. The congregation has 
a very convenient and tasty building and 
manifested great interest in foreign mis- 
sion work. 

My next stop was at New Virginia, where 
I visited a dear friend, Elder N. M. Al- 
bright of the Church of the Brethren, who 
spent some tim.e in Argentina twelve years 
ago and has been a good friend of our work. 
He drove me from his home into Des Moines 
where I spent several days in the home of my 
brother, H. M. Toder. I spoke twice in our 
church to good audiences and was very agree- 
ably surprised to find so large and so able a 
group of members in Des Moines. Brother 
'Gr. T. Eonk is a good preacher and his evan- 
gelistic meeting added a nice number to the 
roll of members this year. Here I used the 
new Victor stereopticon for the first time and 
it proved to be an excellent instrument. 

I had the privilege also of speaking in the 
Church of the Brethren and twice in the 
East Des Moines High School. It was a great 
privilege to speak to so many young people 
at once. 

On the seventh I visited the Dallas Center 
church and found that they had lost none of 
the fine missionary spirit that they mani- 
fested seven years ago and I was not sur- 
prised that one of their number (Sister Mary 
Emmert) should be a candidate for the for- 
eign field. 

I also had the privilege of visiting the 
House of Representatives in the Iowa legis- 
lature and conversed with Brother Lichty, of 
the Church of the Brethren, representative 
from Waterloo. The legislature had just 
passed several excellent laws. One of them 
requires the reading of the Bible in the pub- 
lic schools and the other requires applica- 
tions for marriage licenses to be presented 
ten days or more before the granting of 
them and to be accompanied by a medical cer- 
tificate of health. I asked Mr. Lichty how 
the legislature stands on the Volstead law, 
and he replied that it favors even stricter 
legislation than that. The Supreme Court of 
Iowa has also recently confirmed a very se- 
vere sentence for a bootlegger and accom- 
panied it with a commendation of the court 
that pronounced it and gave warning that 
this class of criminals need expect no mercy. 
Good for Iowa. I wished to remain longer 
in Des Moines but it is necessaiy to keep 
moving to visit all the Brethren churches in 
a year. 

My next visit was at the Maple Grove con- 



gregation near North English where I was 
entertained in the home of Brother Dory 
Bell. It was to be expected that in the home 
church of Sister Myers the missionary inter- 
est would be strong. And the interest in the 
local and home work is not less strong be- 
cause of it. It was especially pleasing to see 
here the map of our mission fields, both Af- 
rica and South America on the wall of the 
church as a constant reminder to the people. 
The service was unusual also in that some 
eighteen Eoman Catholics were present to 
hear the message. 

I also made a side trip to speak in the 
Mennonite church near South English, and to 
visit friends. The Mennonites have a mission 
field adjoining ours in South America and 
are doing very successful work in it. 

The few days spent in this part of Iowa 
were exceptionally pleasant as the rides in 
bob sled and big wagon ,and buggies re- 
minded me of boyhood days. I am not op- 
posed to automobiles but there are times and 
places where they cannot compete with a 
bobsled. 

From North English I went to the Carlton 
church near Garwin. Here I was not able to 
use the lantern for lack of sufficient electric 
current, but fortunately I have many photo- 
graphs which serve to give a visual report of 
the Argentine missions. A fine bunch of 
young people go from here six miles to the 
high school in Le Grand. It is inspiring to 
see how many Iowa young people are taking 
tc higher education in preparation for their 
life work. 



From Garwin I went to Waterloo where I 
spoke on Friday night and again on Sunday 
morning. Waterloo is one of our strong 
churches and has scattered the good seed, 
which is the children of the kingdom, far and 
wide. Their pastor is also a strong man and 
is wielding a great influence for Christ even 
circles outside of the church. Waterloo is a 
town of about the population of Bio Cuar- 
to, Argentina, but appears to be much larger 
because of the fine homes with large yards 
about them. It has more Catholic churches 
than Eio Cuarto, besides the many large 
evangelical churches. In fact the field is so 
thoroughly worked that it offers serious prob- 
lems. During the ten years since the pres- 
ent fine building was dedicated about 35 old 
veterans have gone home. 

Here Brother Beachler is vice president of 
the Eotary club and througih him I was in- 
vited to speak to about one hundred and thir- 
ty of the le,ading men of the city at their 
reg-ular Monday meeting. They were very 
appreciative of the message. In Argentina 
the Eotary movement has reached Buenos 
Aires, but has not spread through the in- 
terior. 

On Sunday evening, February 17, I spoke 
to the congregation at Hudson. The United 
Brethren people also came with their pastor, 
and the house was full in spite of the bad 
roads. Brother L. E. Myers is keeping the 
spiritual fires burning brightly at this place 
and has good plans for future work. 

I must now turn my face eastward, visiting 
only the churches on the way to Johnstown. 

Falls City, Nebraska. 



A Friend of Lumber Jacks 



He was twenty years old and had never 
been to school. His father died when he was 
seven years of age leaving the family very 
poor. Then too, they lived in the wilderness 
in Ontario where there was no school, so the 
lad did not realize what he was missing until 
he was eighteen. At eighteen he was con- 
verted and determined from that moment to 
be a minister. People laughed at him. The 
more they laughed the more dogged he be- 
came and he began at once to preach. 

He realized his lack of educaton and so at 
twenty he started out to go to school. Once 
there, he found himself in a class of sixth 
graders who were about eleven years old. It 
was hard for this big man to sit in the tiny 
seats; it was harder still to endure the tit- 
ters of laughter he often heard, but nothing 
mattered to him save the fact that this was 
his opportunity to prepare himself for his 
work. He studied for six years and at the 
end had finished his high school course. 

Then he tried to be ordained p,s a minis- 
ter. One church turned him down. Another 
church turned him down. !Three times he ap- 
peared before them and at the end of their 
questionings he said: 



' ' Brethren, you will never refuse me again. 
The fact is, I am ordained already — ^I am or- 
dasined of God!" 

With that remark he started out to the 
great forests where he found his work with 
the lumberjacks. Work these men had in 
plenty, hard work, hazardous work, rough 
and lonely work — ^but no play and no love 
and no worship. He was determined to help 
them live more fully. 

He preached his first sermon on the banks 
of Kettle Eiver with a log as his platform. 
No one had ever considered before that 
these men needed worship and a Pilot, and 
even our preacher himself did not think of it 
as a life's work until after that first sermon. 
A dying lumberjack in a Duluth hospital sent 
for him a little later and whispered his last 
message to him: 

"Thank God, Pilot, you came to camp. 
After hearing you preach that night when I 
crawled in my bunk I pretended I was fixing 
the blankets, but for the first time in twenty 
years I was on my knees asking God to make 
a better man of me. Before I die, I want to 
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THE BRETHREN EVANGELIST 



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the camps. Go back to the camp and tell the 
boys about Jesus!" 

And all that night the preacher walked the 
hospital corridor and made up his mind that 
his life 's work should be to " go back to the 
camp and tell the boys about Jesus." 

He went back and became the first Sky 
Pilot to the rough men of the forest — until 
he too, in 1915, after twenty years of heroic 
service, passed on. 
******* 

Prank E. Higgins — The Lumberjack's Sky 
Pilot. 



Story from ' ' Higgins — A Man 's Christian, ' ' 
by Noi-nian Duncan (Harpers). 

Since the days when Frank Higgins blazed 
the trail through the forest to carry the mes- 
sage to lumberjacks, much has been done to 
help make the hard life of the loggers en- 
durable. 

A recent letter from Mr. Bobert Hartley, 
who is the superintendent of the Methodist 
' ' Loggers ' and Lumbermen 's Activities, ' ' 
says: 

"Eev. Gr. N. Magwood, one of otir work- 



ers, accompanied me to a camp a few weeks 
ago when we found a logger sitting on the 
edge of the track with his head split open. 
He had been hit with a falling Umb while 
bucking timber and was trying to make his 
way to his bunkhouse without assistance. We 
gave him first aid the best we knew how and 
walked with him five miles back to where 
we had left our ear, and by half past ten we 
had him in the hospital. The next time we 
went to that camp seventy-two men turned 
out to hear our message. 



NEWS FROM THE FIELD 



THE OliD DOMINION 

We take pleasui'e in reporting our success- 
ful meeting conducted by iSister Emma 
Aboud, a native of the ' ' Holy Laud. ' ' Her 
people, descendants of the early Christians, 
and having survived the terrible massacres, 
still trusted in God. 

She proved herself as one acquainted with 
the Scriptures, and delivered her messages in 
a pleasant way, and in a convincing manner. 
A packed house with eager hearers from 
stait until the end greeted her. All were 
delighted to hear the old fashioned Gospel 

At first some came to see a woman preach- 
er, and doubtless some with prejudice. The 
crowds she drew from the rural districts and 
adjoining towns were convinced as to her 
ability and earnest exposition of the Bible 
themes, presented. I wish to say she is or- 
thodox in all its fulness, and knows what she 
believes and has no fear to deliver the whoJb 
Gospel. No Brethren congregation need hes- 
itate to invite her, if they want strong doc- 
trinal truths, as understood by our old stand- 
ard bearers. 

Many of our people think she has all the 
qualifications necessory for an evangelist. 
One of our leading Brethren who came to 
hear from another congregation, said to the 
writer, he surely believed she would add 500 
souls to the church in the district, if she were 
recognized, and he would donate $100 extra 
to the work, for a capable person like her to 
do the work. The writer responded, if the 
calls continue to come, her work in the valley 
will continue until our district conference, 
and no financially poor congregation need 
fcf.r they will be passed by. CommereiaUsm 
is not the moving motive. 

The result of the work here is 25, and at 
St. Luke in Brother Wisman's congregation 
20 were added, making 45 in these two con- 
gregations only 8 miles apart. And all that 
were added know wny they belong to the 
Brethren church. From this place she will 
go to Bethlehem church near Harrisonburg, 
Virginia. E. B. SHAVER, 

Maurertown, Virginia. 



WINCHESTER, VIRGINIA 

In the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, 
among the hills of Old Virginia, surroundea 
by rich fertile farm land and apple orchards, 
lies the beautiful city of Winchester. Among 



the city's inhabitants are many who love the 
Faith as practiced by the Brethren church. 

On Februaiy 11, 1923, Brother E. B. Shaver 
of Maurertown, Virginia, was called to 
preach to this little band of whole Gospel 
believers. The work was afterwards looked 
after by the following brethren: Geo. Copp, 
S. P. Pogle, P. W. Wiseman, Darlington Stark 
and J. M. Tombaugh. On November 18, 
1923 the writer fiUed the appointment. Ser- 
vices are held on the second and fourth Sun- 
day of each month. The preaching is con- 
ducted in the spacious home of Brother and 
Sister Dunlap who are Lutherans in faith and 
practice, but help wherever possible to spread 
the Gospel. At present we have no Sunday 
school, or Christian Endeavor as you would 
expect to find in a well organized church. 
The church attendance averages about fifty, 
not counting the children. 

On January 13, 1924 the present organiza- 
tion was effected. Chairman, Brother Harry 
Farnestoek; Secretary, Mrs. A. C. Frye; Cor- 
responding Secretary, Mrs. Ida Keller; Trea- 
surer, Mrs. C. A. Bull. Two committees were 
appointed namely, the Finance Committee and 
the Invitation Committee. On the former the 
chair appointed Brother A. C. Frye, Mrs. Bes- 
sie Petrie, and Brother Charles Buhel and on 
the latter the chair appointed Mrs. Hugh 
Eitenour, Mrs. Harry Farnestoek and Mrs. 
Bessie Petrie. Meetings are to be held quar- 
terly, until such time as we may deem it prop- 
er to organize a full church body. 

Some time ^during the early summer it is 
our plan to hold a revival meeting, perhaps it 
will be a tent meeting. The work will be 
conducted in behalf of the unsaved and to 
complete the organization of the First Breth- 
ren church of Winchester, Virginia. After 
this provision must be made for a house of 
worship, and to take care of our Sunday 
school. No private home is suitable for this 
kind of work. 

The First Brethren church of Winchester 
is planning to locate in the eastern section 
of the city, which section is growing rapid- 
ly and is lacking in church accommodations. 
Hence to locate here will be meeting a definite 
need. The people living here who belong to 
other churches, seem anxious to have us lo- 
cate in their midst. 

So we are planning definite things for 
Christ and ihis kingdom. May this faithful 
little band be as clay in the Potter's hand. 



to be used of him in the establishing of a 
church of which he will not need be ashamed, 
as they endeavor to give unto the people a 
whole Gospel. ROY S. LONG, 

Hagerstown, Maryland. 



UDELL, IOWA 

The work at Udell is progressing, perhaps 
slow, but sure. We had a three weeks ' meet- 
ing in January with bad roads, cold stormy 
weather, measles, whooping cough and the 
Devil to contend with. In spite of all we 
had a good meeting we are all strengthened 
spiritually. 

We have created a new office in our Sun- 
day school — that of Historian, — the duties 
are to connect the history between the les- 
sons. Brother J. J. Taylor has been elected 
to this office, and is making our lessons not 
only interesting but entertaining. He is 
planning for still greater things in the near 
future. 

Our program for the week beginning Palm 
Sunday and ending Easter Sunday is as fol- 
lows: 

Palm Sunday evening, sermon subject, 
"Christ's Entry into Jerusalem." 

Monday evening, sermon- — ' ' Casting Out 
the Money Changers." 

Tuesday evening, sermon — "The Barren 
Fig Tree." 

Wednesday evening — "Judas Deals with 
the High Priests." 

Thursday evening — We will hold our Com- 
munion service. 

Friday evening, sermon — "Crucifixion, or 
Blood Atonement." 

Saturday evening, sermon — "Silence in the 
Tomb." 

Sunday morning, Easter, sermon — ' ' The 
Resurrection." 

Sunday evening, sermon — ' ' Has the past 
week given you a Vision of the Christ?" 

The invitation to accept Christ will be 
given every night during the meeting. We 
feel sure that there are some who are under 
conviction Who did not come out during our 
revival and we are praying that we can 
make them see the Savior in his last week 
before 'his death. 

We invite any of our brethren who can, to 
visit us during this week. Pray for us. 

W. E. "KEMF. 



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THE BRETHREN EVANGELIST 



FEBRUARY 27, 1924 



TWO WEEKS AT MOKRILL, KANSAS 

On Januaiy 21st I began a two weeks' 
meeting at Morrill. They were two very 
pleasant weeks and time went rapidly. 1 
found it higihly enjoyable to work witli 
Brother A. E. Wlitted, the pastor. He and 
his loyal and capable ^Yife are workmen that 
need not be ashamed. The statue of every 
department of the MorriU congregation shows 
that they have, during their stay at Morrill, 
put across a. wise, constructive piece of lead- 
ership. It was a pleasure indeed to labor 
with them and their people. 

Of the visible results of the meeting there 
is very little to say. I was told before I 
went that the chances for the ingathering 
were very restricted and I found it so. But 
I preached to fine audiences throughout the 
meeting and we have reason to feel that 
very many of the Christian people of our own 
congregation and of the other congregations 
of the town were edified and blessed as a re- 
sult of the meeting. We had great congre- 
gational singing under the able leadership of 
Brother Dale Wagner, with Mrs. Elda Eoyer 
at the piano. A fine orchestra of ten or more 
pieces, and made up of the young people of 
our church, was also a great addition. 

In the couree of the meeting we had Falls 
City folks over several nights. One night 
Brother and Sister Cover were among the 
number. We also had Hamlin people in fre- 
quently — one night I think there were 25 
from Hamlin. The pastor, Brother Claude 
Studebaker was almost a ' ' regular. ' ' We 
very much appreciated the fine help that 
came from him and his people, as well as 
from the Falls City people. 

As for the hospitality of the Morrill peo- 
ple—it is second to none. Homes were open 
to us on every hand, and the cordiality and 
the welcome was of the genuine kind. The 
home of Brother Sam Flickinger and wife 
was headquarters for me. I have been in this 
home at former times and I begin to feel 
like an adopted son. It is a splendid place 
to "park." If you want better proof than 
my word ask Bell, or Bame, or Watson. 

I was treated royally on every hand among 
the good folks of Morrill. I never saw finer 
co-operation among the various churches in 
a meeting. (The pastor of the Church of the 
Brethren, Brother Yoder, and many of his 
people were staunch and regular helpers In 
the meeting. This was very inspiring to me. 
Naturally I wish that more visible res